Sunday, May 6, 2012

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

     So with Cinco de Mayo on it's way, I started looking up some great desserts to celebrate on Pinterest and I came across this recipe for Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies from this fabulous blog The Girl Who Ate Everything!  I just had to make these, so I did!

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of one large lime, finely minced
3 tbsp lime juice
½ cup unsweetened toasted coconut
½ cup sugar for rolling cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you haven't already toasted your coconut just put a layer of coconut on a cookie sheet and bake it at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Watch out. It goes from white to burnt really quick if you aren't watching closely.

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 very fluffy.

Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest.

Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut. 

Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. 
Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
 I made mine too big and they ran together. 
These do spread quite a bit.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Once they were cooled, Liam and I tried them out, they are DELICIOUS! 
Very festive for Cinco de Mayo.  I packed some of them up in 
a decorative baggy then put in a candle lantern, 
tied a ribbon and tag on them for some friends.

Hope you enjoy these!

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