December 23, 2008

Lime & Coconut Cookies



Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 sweetened flaked coconut
5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg
zest of one lime

glaze:
juice of one lime
1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease 2 cookie sheets. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, coconut, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar. Beat in the egg. Add the lime juice, zest and mix. Add the flour and mix until a soft dough forms. Drop heaping teaspoons of batter on the lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until just golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool. In a small bowl, whisk together the glaze ingredients, adding more confectioners sugar if needed to thicken. Brush on cooled cookies.

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies



My thoughts:

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These are remarkably light and fresh tasting cookies. They have a slightly chewy texture and the glaze highlights their sweet-tart flavor. They also freeze well.

9 comments:

  1. How delicious sounding, I think I will have to make these *after* the holidays when the cookies I've already made are gone. And I totally would have gone for the obvious "Coconut & Lime cookies", so kudos to you for not leaping into the obvious opening. :)

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  2. Hehehe a recipe that embodies your 'name' brilliant :D Have all these ingredients on hand so will definitely give it a try :)

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  3. Hurrah! I can't help but smile whenever you post something that's actually made with coconut and lime, because these are two of my favourite flavours. I originally found your blog because I was looking for Baltimore foodblogs, but the title definitely stood out.

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  4. Your namesake cookie!!! :) These look wonderful.

    Happy Holidays! - mary the food librarian

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  5. I can't wait to try these out. They seem like a nice departure from chocolatey/nutty cookies.

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  6. I have to try your recipe.
    I love the taste of the lime.
    Merry Christmas.
    :)

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  7. Can't wait to try this!

    Paz

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  8. Hehe. that's so cute! (the name thing..)

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  9. I've tried these three times, now. It's a brilliant recipe. Thank you! xo

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