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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies

Monday, July 20, 2009

Recipe for Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies



A couple of weeks ago I made lemon blueberry cookies and fell in love. They are so good, especially in the summer. I decided to play with that recipe again. This time I created a toasted coconut lime cookie.

I used the same base recipe. I toasted coconut and stirred about a cup into the dough. I also used a lot of lime zest. We love tart lime treats. I wanted the cookies to be pretty so I finished them with a lime glaze and additional toasted coconut.

The cookies were excellent! Another great cookie for a hot summer day.



Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies

(Printable Recipe)


1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Zest of 2-3 limes (I used 3)
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. (3 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup buttermilk

1 cup toasted coconut

Glaze:
Confectioners sugar

Fresh lime juice

Lime zest

Toasted coconut


Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. I used my Silpats. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, add the sugar and lime zest. Rub them together with your fingers until well mixed. This brings out the lime flavor.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar/lime mixture and beat until pale and fluffy. Add the egg, and beat well to mix. Add the vanilla, and beat on low. Mix in the flour mixture and the buttermilk in batches at low speed, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Stir in the toasted coconut.

Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, leave about 1 ½ inches between each cookie.Bake one sheet at a time for about 11 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes; then transfer them to a wire rack.

For the glaze, whisk together the sifted confectioners sugar, lime juice, and lime zest. I never measure, just guess until you get the right consistency and flavor. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies. Top with toasted coconut.

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50 Comments:

Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those cookies look wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

5:53 AM  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

Ahh, such a refreshing, classic flavor combination - love it!! Especially the TOASTED coconut - mmm :-)

6:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I bet these cookies were like a little flavor party in your mouth!

6:07 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

These look freaking gorgeous and you know Josh would LOVE them. Good stuff ;) I have not tried 30 day shred but have heard such good things. Let me know how you like it!

6:21 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Mmm, I love lime too, and these look absolutely delicious!

6:21 AM  
Blogger kat said...

They sound like a tropical treat

6:31 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Two of my favorite flavors. The cookies turned out beautiful! Great job. :)

6:34 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What a yummy idea! I love tart treat s too and these look fab! :)

6:39 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Those look so refreshing! I love lime and coconut, and I also love lime cookies, so these look like a winner!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Beautiful cookies! These sound like another winner... so perfect for summer!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I love lime and coconut together too, especially after I made your yummy cake recipe!

7:06 AM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

Oh - those look fantastic. I love anything with lime and love coconut too! Have to try these!

7:48 AM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

ooh, love! especially with the toasted coconut :)

8:28 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

What a great cookie! Sounds like the perfect treat for summertime!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

These look delicious, Maria. It's hard to beat that combination of ingredients.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Veron said...

Lime and coconut...what a classic combo and it looks absolutely delicious!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Your making me so hungry. THese cookies look and sound delectable! I want to make them today!
I posted the SLC trip last night!!

9:44 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

These cookies sound wonderful. A prefect summer/tropical treat. YUM.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

you put da lime in da coconut, maria, and i'm an immediate fan. they're very aesthetically-pleasing cookies, and i'd love 'em!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

So pretty! Love your polka dots as well.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Yummy! Love the lime/coconut combo. Not sure if I ever told you I made that lime/coconut cake you posted a while back. It was so good! Made it for my friend's birthday--she loved it!

1:15 PM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Am I the only person looking at these cookies and thinking, "She put the lime in the coconut she drank them both up..."? ;-D

I'm such a coconut fiend and these are calling my name.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

I also love tangy lime in my baked goods! They're like a cocktail in a cookie form!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Such pretty cookies with that toasted coconut on top - they look delicious and addicting!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Karine said...

They look sssooo cute! You had a great idea to use toasted coconut!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Reeni♥ said...

These look really yummy! The perfect summer time cookie!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Looks like ANOTHER winner! Nice job.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

Great flavor combo with the lime and coconut. Sounds perfect for summer.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

You had me at toasted coconut and lime - these look PERFECT.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

These would be great for Easter too.
Nice job.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

I've been seeing a lot of toasted coconut cookies lately, but these look the tastiest so far!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Elra said...

Wow, what a wonderful flavor you have for this cookies.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

You know I am a sucker for glazed cookies :) Especially with a refreshing citrusy flavor!

1:02 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Lime and coconut, totally good! I made some of your whole wheat sandwich bread it came out great! http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2009/07/100-whole-wheat-sandwich-bread.html

5:48 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

lime and coconut...droolll...have I told you lately how much I love you???

I was just on another blog and saw toasted coconut and then check into FB and see this link now all I can think about is toasted coconut.

Looks amazing as always!!!

6:17 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Oh my! That combination of flavors sound so good for summer cookies. I'll definitely be making these soon.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Coconut is always a good thing!! I have a ton of lemons on hand right now - I bet these would be great with lemon as well.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Perfect summer flavors!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

LOVE THIS... I am obsessed with coconut!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

those are such beautiful cookies. they'd be perfect for a wedding shower or an afternoon gathering

2:31 PM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

You're a genius when it comes to playing with recipes! :D

3:10 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Ah, great I've been waiting for this recipe!! YUM!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Aggie said...

I want one!!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

These are SO cute!! My husband loves anything lime/sweet!

6:24 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

Yum! Now I don't know which ones to try first, these or the ones with blueberries. Both sound so good!

9:49 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Yum - coconut and lime is a great combination! Your cookies look fantastic!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

ahhh! You rock. Thank you for all the ideas

4:25 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

Maria, these cookies look wonderfully delish!

Maria
x

8:55 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

They look lovely can you make 'em in the form of a bar? :)
~ingrid

11:12 AM  
Blogger The Caked Crusader said...

these look great - funnily enough, I've been hunting around for a coconut and lime cake recipe - the flavours just seem so fresh together!

12:20 AM  

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