We’ve had a busy week this week playing with friends, going to the zoo, playing at the park, going to the matinée, so today we decided to hang out at home and be mellow. Both of my kids asked if we could make cookies so I got busy looking for a fun new recipe to try. I found a recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod that looked great so I decided to give it a try. I adapted it a bit by using some whole wheat flour, using vanilla beans, and adding extra coconut. It was a fun recipe to make with my kids and they both LOVED these cookies.
Coconut and Lime Sugar Cookies:
- 1 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1-2 vanilla beans, seeds removed (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
- Zest of one lime
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 1 cup of coconut
- White sugar (for rolling cookies)
How to Make Coconut and Lime Sugar Cookies
Combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Slice the vanilla bean down the center lengthwise without going all the way through the underside. Take your knife and scrape out all of the seeds from inside the bean, place the seeds into the sugar mixture. Add the egg, lime juice, and lime zest to the mixture then beat until well combined. Gradually add the dry mixture and the coconut to the sugar mixture and mix until combined. Don’t over mix.
Roll dough into small balls then place the balls into a bowl of white sugar (about 1/2 cup); roll the balls in the sugar then place on the lined baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a baking rack. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net
Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe by Two Peas and Their Pod