Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chewy "Coconut" Lime Cookies

Does anyone else have a Pinterest obsession besides me?
I have found MANY MANY MANY things to make and bake and decorate.

I have a board called "Good Eats" and on my board I had saved on there Chewy Coconut Lime Cookies.  The pictures is to die for.  Just check it out.  Is your mouth watering already?  Because mine did this afternoon after I saw this picture again.  To top off the yummy picture, I then looked at what it took to make these.  Ok, I would have to go to the store for like 2 things- a large lime and coconut.  I ended up forgetting the coconut so I made Chewy Lime Cookies. 

Picture taken from The Girl Who Ate Everything.  Check out her blog.  Everything looks delish.
So, this afternoon while Matt went to work, I went to the store.  Like I said, I forgot the coconut.  Oh well.  I think these are perfect without it.  If you would like to make these easy cookies here is the recipe...
Chewy Lime Cookies:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups 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
1.  Preheat oven to 350.  If you would like the coconut in your cookies this is the time to toast them in the oven for about 5-7 minutes.  If you're like me and want to scratch that part, mix until fluffy the butter and sugar.
2.  Then add the egg, vanilla extract, lime juice, and lime zest.  Mix and drool over the smell.
3.  Mix in the dry ingredients.
4.  Roll the dough into balls and then roll into sugar in a bowl.  I found that it was a lot easier to roll the dough if I stuck it all in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. 
5.  Place on cookie sheets.  Be aware because these cookies like to spread-so give space in between.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Below is the picture of the cookies that I made.  The lime is so refreshing and the soft texture is perfect.  Matt told me that these were his new favorite cookies and I think they are mine as well.  Try these out and let me know what you think, especially if you try them with coconut. 

Talking about these cookies just makes me want another...

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