“Lime in the Coconut” Cookies
Posted by bakingway
In the middle of this heat wave, I turned the oven on…and baked! What would cause me to heat up the kitchen – if not the entire house with even more heat?? It was a yearning to try a recipe that I have seen originating from Cooks Illustrated and covered on many blogs: Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookies.
Something about the combo of lime and coconut that struck me as the perfect summer cookie. Yet, when I researched the original recipe, I saw that it had oil in it, and cream cheese and I’m not a fan of oil in cookies. I made my own recipe using the same 2 ingredients and hope you enjoy it too. These cookies are worth turning the oven on!In a mixer bowl, cream: 1 cup Butter, softened 1-1/2 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar Add: 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract Mix in: 2-2/3 Cups AP Flour 1/2 cup Coconut 1/2 tsp. Salt Add to above and incorporate: 4 Tabl. Half and Half 2 Tabl. Lime Juice 1 Tabl. Lime Zest
(Combine in a bowl – 3 Tabl. Sugar and 1/4 cup Coconut for rolling)Roll the dough into 1″ balls and toss in the sugar and coconut combination. Place the balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until firm to the touch. Serve with an ice cold drink. Makes approx. 4 dozen cookies.