Lime Coconut Sugar Cookies

25 Mar

Holy cookies – these ended up perfectly chewy and sugary. The lime flavor wasn’t too overpowering, and the bits of zest were quite festive. They were a big hit and crazy easy to make. All in all, a great success. Also – lesson learned: cats love sugar cookies. Or, cats just love to lick things with sugar on them.

Lime Coconut Sugar Cookies
makes about 2.5 doz/adapted from this recipe

Here’s what I used:

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (plus another 1/2 cup to roll cookies)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest of one lime
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut

Here’s what I did:

  1. Blend together flour, baking soda, powder and salt – set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy – about 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in egg, vanilla, lime juice and zest.
  4. Slowly blend in the dry ingredients, and stir in the coconut.
  5. Form cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls and roll in extra sugar.
  6. Bake cookies at 350 degrees about an inch/inch and a half in lined baking sheet for about 8 minutes.
  7. Cool on baking sheet and then on wire wrack…enjoy!

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