When life gives you lemons, forget the lemonade. Switch them for limes, add some coconut and then make these cookies. Given my love of cookies, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate A Chica Bakes’ 100th post with what has climbed to the top of my favorite cookie list – Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies.
It’s no secret that I love coconut. I especially love big ones like this one – that you have to drink the water out of first and then crack open with your weapon of choice (my grandpa’s was a mashedy) to enjoy the juicy meat inside.
The hubs and I enjoying fresh coconut along the Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii.
Since I unfortunately couldn’t jet off to an island to get fresh coconut, I went with the sweet flaky stuff from the baking aisle instead for this cookie. But I toasted it to bring out the coconut flavor and make it extra crunchy. Word to the wise – watch this stuff when you have it in the oven as it can go from beautifully golden to a burnt mess in a hot second. Trust me on this…I know.
But let’s not forget about the lime – the wonderful co-star. There is a little juice in here but the zest is where it’s at. Leave the white pith behind and you’ll be off the citrus heaven. Well, maybe not heaven but you’ll have a pretty darn good tasting cookie.
Hope you have enjoyed the last 100 posts from this humble chica baker. I look forward to sharing many hundreds more. In the meantime, I want to continue the celebration with some booze. A Booze Cakes giveaway that is.
To enter, leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm Eastern on Sunday, August 8th with the name of your favorite cocktail and I will select one lucky winner will receive a copy of this great book with tons of recipes to get you enjoy your favorite drinks in fun and creative ways. Follow A Chica Bakes on Twitter and that that will earn you a second entry. For the second entry, please leave a second comment letting me know you follow A Chica Bakes on Twitter. Note – this giveaway is sponsored by me and the book can only be shipping to a U.S. address. Also please make sure you leave a method of contact on your comment, either via your blog or email address.
Oh and my favorite cocktail – Champagne with a splash of Pomegranate Juice – because what girl doesn’t like a pink drink with bubbles.
Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of one large lime
3 tbsp lime juice
3/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats. In a separate cookie sheet, toast flaked coconut until golden brown, roughly 8-10 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, roughly about 5 minutes. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest. Mix until well combined. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut. Mix until combined, don’t over mix.
Using a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop, scoop dough and place balls of dough on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool.