Saturday, August 21, 2010

Put the lime in the Coconut


These cookies were divine. Absolutely heavenly. I made cookies for the ladies I visit teach last week. I always make chocolate chip cookies, and since I'm sick of them- they have to be too right?

I was torn between this Coconut Lime cookie and this Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookie. I love pumpkin, and I love snickerdoodles- how could that be wrong? I was leaning towards the pumpkin cookie because I don't particularly enjoy the texture of coconut- I try to steer clear from it.

FORTUNATELY, Dan's Market was out of pumpkin so I was blessed to make this delicious treat. You must make these, today. Thank me later.

Coconut and Lime Sugar Cookies:
Adapted recipe by Lindsey Shumway
Original recipe by Two Peas and Their Pod
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. Mexican Vanilla
  • Zest of one lime
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup of coconut
  • Bowl of white sugar for rolling

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy.

Slice the vanilla bean down the center lengthwise without going all the way through the underside. Take your knife and scrape out all of the seeds from inside the bean, place the seeds into the sugar mixture. Add the egg, lime juice, and lime zest to the mixture then beat until well combined. Gradually add the dry mixture and the coconut to the sugar mixture and mix until combined. Don't over mix.

Roll dough into small balls then place the balls into a bowl of white sugar (about 1/2 cup); roll the balls in the sugar then place on the lined baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a baking rack. Enjoy.

The changes I made: brown sugar instead of white, split white flour for 1/2 white 1/2 wheat, increased total amount of flour by 1/2 cup.

Will you love this? I think so.

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