Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lime Coconut Chewies

adapted from My Baking Addiction

I made these for a party and they were great! The flavors are subtle and interesting, and a nice change from the usual cookie. I would love to try this with lemon flavor as well.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

1 cup butter (225 grams)
1 cup sugar + some for rolling the cookies in
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp lime juice
zest from one large lime
1/2 cup coconut, toasted but not sweetened

Preheat oven to 350 (176 C). Cream together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly combine the dry ingredients with the wet, and then add in the coconut.

Roll rounded spoonfuls of dough into balls, roll them gently in sugar and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to cool.

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