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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Key Lime Coconut Cookies

I had a "hankerin" for cookies, today
I needed to do some therapeutic baking.
{It's been a rough week...or so}.
{{Ever have those?}}

So...I had seen some pictures of
Coconut Lime Cookies on Pinterest
and decided they were just what the Dr. ordered.

However {like my cupcakes}
I like my cookies...well...

So, I made my own version
{Quickie Style}

Here's the recipe...

Key Lime Coconut Cookies

1 pkg. Sugar Cookie Mix
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
4 Key Limes, juiced and zested {make sure you use KEY Limes...they're the teeny tiny limes}
3 tsp. Key Lime juice { + the juice from the 4 Key Limes...they're teeny tiny!}
1/2 cup frozen coconut, slightly toasted {toast more than 1/2 cup if you want to use it as a garnish}
1/2 cup sugar {to add to the coconut and to roll the cookies in}
2 Tbsp. flour {1 Tbsp. to help thicken dough and the other to help with rolling}

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Pour sugar into shallow bowl or pan {reserve 1 Tbsp. for coconut} and set aside.
Prepare the sugar cookie mix according to package directions.
Add in lime zest, lime juice, and toasted coconut.

This is what your coconut should look like once it's toasted.
It's still white but has a slight "toast" on each flake.
I added about 1 Tbsp. of sugar {while toasting in pan} to sweeten it up a bit.

Mix well until all ingredients are combined and dough is thick.
If your dough seems a bit sticky, you can sprinkle in about 1 Tbsp. of flour to thicken it up a bit.
Roll dough into Golf Ball-size balls
{I like my cookies big...these are about 3 1/2 - 4 inches in diameter}.
Like this...
 {I guess I should have put something next to the dough so you could actually
tell what size it is, huh??}  :D

Roll in sugar, making sure to completely coat the entire ball of dough.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet {at least 3" apart}.
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Just before baking, flatten the balls into disks using the bottom of a glass.
Bake at 375 for 12-13 minutes or until the edges are just barely starting to look golden.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly before removing to cookies to a cooling rack.
*If you like, you can add some of the toasted coconut to the top of the cookies as soon as you remove them from the oven.  Press down slightly so the coconut will stick to the cookie.

These cookies definitely made me feel better, today.
I hope they do the same for you
{unless you're feeling so good that you just couldn't possibly feel any better}
In that case...good for you.
Have a cookie!  :)

Blessings to you,

I've linked up to Tip Junkie...lots of great ideas over there!

1 comment:

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