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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

These had been posted as one of the top 9 on Food Buzz in June.  They looked so yummy so of course I had to try them.  They are really good but next time, and there will be a next time, I will use more lime juice,  zest and for the coconut lovers more of that too.  These are a nice soft, chewy cookie.  Would be a great one to add to your holiday baking list or summer desserts.
Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups white 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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you haven't already toasted your coconut just put a layer of coconut on a cookie sheet and bake it at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Watch out. It goes from white to burnt really quick if you aren't watching closely.
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 very 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 lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.  These do spread quite a bit. so don't over crowd, I did 12 cookies to a large cookie sheet.
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.
You can make them larger if you like, so they look like the giant cookies they sell in Malls.  
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