I frequently say “This is my favorite _____!” about certain foods – even though in reality I have several favorite cakes, ice cream flavors, vegetables, etc. (Who can really choose just one?) But these cookies are truly in my top five cookie recipes.
I found the recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod – there are some amazing cookie recipes on this blog. (You can tell that she agrees because in the archives it says COOKIES in capital letters!) I’ve tried several of them with great success. These coconut-lime cookies are a winner – I can’t count the number of times I have made them. The best thing about them, besides the fact that they are a major crowd-pleaser? Usually, all the necessary ingredients are in your kitchen already. Just throw a few extra limes in your grocery cart and you can have these on a plate an hour from now to feed your craving!
These also make killer ice cream sandwiches – just soften some vanilla ice cream for a few minutes and scoop some onto a cookie. Smoosh another cookie on top, and just try to wait to bite in. SO GOOD!
Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
-2 3/4 cups flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup butter, softened
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-1 large egg
-1/2 tsp vanilla
-zest of one large lime
-3 tbsp lime juice
-1/2 cup toasted coconut
-extra sugar to roll cookies in
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy.
4. Beat in egg, vanilla, lime zest and lime juice. Mix until combined.
5. Gradually add in flour mixture and toasted coconut. Mix until just combined.
6. Scoop out dough, roll into balls, and roll in sugar. [I always freeze them at this point because I will literally eat ten in a row if I bake them all at once.]
7. Place on cookie sheet (on parchment, Silpat, or just take your chances on the plain sheet like I do) and bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.