With a fruit bowl full of limes, I knew I needed to find some new lime recipes. These cookies were perfect for summer! The lime & coconut complement each other well, and the cookies have a wonderful chewy texture. Everyone at work loved them!
LIME & COCONUT COOKIES (Adapted from My Baking Addiction)
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
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of two medium lime
3 tbsp lime juice
2/3 cup toasted coconut
1 cup sugar for rolling cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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 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 cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
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. (This is important! They come off much easier after waiting 2 minutes!)