Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

My dear young friend, Faye, raided my kitchen today and left behind stacks of the yummiest sugar cookies I’ve eaten in years. The lime and the coconut make these cookies full of summery flavors.  Faye started with a recipe she found on My Baking Addiction that got the recipe from Rock Recipes. She flexed the ingredients a little (almost a requirement for cooking in my kitchen) and ended with this:

Actually, she left behind LOTS of cookies that were all devoured in a flash. These chewy cookies were delicious (with the emphasis on WERE.) Since we clearly need MORE cookies now, I’m filing this recipe away to use again often!

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. white sugar
1 egg
1/2 t. vanilla extract
Zest of one large lime, finely minced
3 T. lime juice
½ c. unsweetened toasted coconut
1/2 c. sugar for rolling cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside. Cream butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest. Stir in the dry ingredients and the toasted coconut.

Form dough into teaspoon-sized balls and roll in sugar (just like those crackle-top molasses cookies, only different.) Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on the parchment on the cookie sheets .

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

Slide the parchment off the cookie sheets and let cool for a couple of minutes before serving. (Good luck with that.)

Now, just watch these babies FLY off your counter!


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