I can't tell you how yummy these cookies are. Light and airy and tender. The hint of lime makes them taste so fresh and the coconut just adds to the fun. This is a super easy sugar cookie recipe with no chilling and no rolling. Just scoop and bake. They'd be perfect for a cookie exchange but wrap them carefully as they are delicate!
Key Lime Coconut Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
Zest from 2 limes (Key Limes or regular limes)
Juice from 2 limes ~ about 2 tablespoons
2 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 cup sweetened flake coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
Sugar for sprinkling
Place parchment paper on cookie pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream sugars with butter and shortening.
Add egg, coconut extract and vanilla and mix well.
Add lime juice and lime zest.
Add flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and coconut and mix well.
Scoop into 1 inch balls and place on prepared pan.
Flatten dough balls with your hand or the bottom of a glass then sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for about 10 minutes.
Makes about 2 - 3 dozen
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!