These black-eyed susans are in my mother’s garden. She worries about the weeds, but all I ever notice are the contrasting textures, the curves of the beds and the bursts of brilliant colour, like this one.
I was at my mother’s when I perfected this recipe. I had been trying to make a soft brown sugar cookie, and I got the texture right with this batch. The melted butter and the cornstarch help them stay soft. Chilling the dough helps develop its caramel flavour.
These cookies have gotten rave reviews from people who eat gluten. They are soft and chewy, and loaded with coconut. What’s not to like?