Monday, December 19, 2011

Lime & Coconut Sugar Cookies

I made these for a cookie activity we had a church. They are delicious, though I couldn't really taste the coconut. Some would argue that is a good thing.  Make them and decide for yourself, and add more if you think you need to!

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of 1 large lime, finely minced
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup unsweetened toasted coconut
1/2 cup sugar (for rolling dough in before baking)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Toast coconut on a cookie sheet in the pre-heated oven for 5-7 minutes.
Keep an eye on it though, it can go from white to burnt if you aren't watching close!
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, lime juice and zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut. Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 -2 inches apart. (Don't put them too close together, and don't make the balls too big as they spread quite a bit.)

Bake 8-10 minutes in the pre-heated oven until lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet for two minutes and then remove and place to cool on wire rack.

1 comment:

Jane said...

uh oh... that looks good!