Coconut Lime Cookies
First I want to apologize for the state of my pictures. My lighting in my kitchen was horrible today. I had two under the counter lights go out and no replacement bulbs. Figures.
But my husband has been working so hard lately. He is a boat mechanic and being that it is almost summer; his shop is crazy busy trying to get everyone’s boat ready for summer including ours. So he is working longer hours plus our house is a work in progress so he is also working on house projects as well. There is one thing that I know of that will put a smile on his face, Coconut Lime Cookies of course. These cookies would put a smile on anyone’s face. The cookie is soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside. They just melt in your mouth.
I am not sure where I stumbled across this recipe, but to whoever invented this cookie I give you kudos. I have been on a lime kick for a while now and these cookies hit the spot for my lime craving. This is the recipe I swear by.
Coconut Lime Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar plus ½ cup for rolling cookies
- 1 ounces cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces
- Zest from 2 Limes
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and hot
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper so the cookies do not stick. Whisk flour, Coconut, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Place 1 1/2 cups of sugar, cream cheese in blend unto smooth in large bowl and then add lime zest. Pour butter over mixture and whisk until combined. Make sure your butter is melted and hot still. Whisk in oil until well incorporated. Add egg, milk, and lime juice, continue to whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture with a rubber spatula until soft dough forms.
Create cookies into a ball then roll in the ½ cup of sugar.
Flatten the ball with your fingers or the bottom of a glass. Then sprinkle with more sugar.
Bake one tray at a time until edges are set and just beginning to brown. 11-13 minutes. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack or aluminum foil sheet laid out on counter.
I hope that you try this recipe and let me know if they put a smile on your face!