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Monday, August 26, 2013

Chewy Coconut Lime Cookies



Hi there!  Well, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted anything, but I just tried out a new recipe and it is so yummy I have to share it.  The inspiration comes from a Pinterest link by Lyuba at her "Will Cook for Smiles" blog. The link for the original recipe is below.  The following is my adaptation …..

Please note, I am using standard limes.  If you want to use Key Limes, double up on the quantity of juice and zest.

Ingredients

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup shredded coconut (I used Angel Flake)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature ( ½ of an 8 oz brick)
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
1 large egg
1/3 cup lime juice (about 3 limes)
The zest of one lime
1/2 cup of powder sugar for rolling cookies 

Instructions 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. 

Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to a medium size bowl and hand whisk to combine and aerate.
Now, to the bowl of a food processor add the cream cheese, butter, sugar, egg , lime juice and zest.  Run on high for a few seconds until blended.  Scrape sides of bowl.
Then, top the mixture in the food processor with the dry ingredients and the coconut. 
Again, run on high for a few seconds to combine.
Drop 1-inch balls in the powdered sugar and lightly coat them. 
Place the powdered balls on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 
Bake for 11 to 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool on rack.    
When cooled, sprinkle a little more powdered sugar over the cookies, and serve.    Yield should be around 40 cookies.
  Enjoy! 


Link for "Will Cook For Smiles" :     Will Cook for Smiles

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