Friday, July 15, 2011

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies and Iced Coffee

For the girl who doesn't post recipes very often, we are on a roll. 

I have found recipe on Pinterest (which is amazing for those of you who are hiding under rocks and haven't heard of the website)

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 (I used Key lime juice leftover from THIS recipe)
½ cup unsweetened toasted coconut
½ cup sugar for rolling cookies

1. 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.
2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
4. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest.
5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut.
6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. I made mine too big and they ran together. These do spread quite a bit.
7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
8. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Source: My Baking Addiction

my "helper"

Coffee would be great with these, but since it is almost 100 degrees here, I gave Pioneer Women's iced coffee a try. Since I discovered my new BFF sweetened condensed milk in THIS recipe.

Check out her recipe HERE. I didn't plan ahead enough to do the "cold brew" method, but rather just brewed coffee strong and let sit in the refrigerator. I am going to try to the cold brew sometime. 

Fun summertime yummies!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the link to that iced coffee...that sounds so good!!!