February 28, 2015

Coconut Lime Cookies

Using coconut oil worked out really well in these lime flavored cookies. Lime is always delicious, as are these cookies.

Coconut Lime Cookies
adapted from Sweet Lavender

3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar or coconut sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
zest of 1/2 a lime
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. melted and cooled coconut oil
1 egg, cold
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 cups plus 1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare baking pans. Set aside.

Beat together the sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, lime zest, coconut oil and cold egg. Mix for about five minutes, until the mixture is light in color.

If needed, scrape down sides and bottom of bowl and add the lime juice. Mix together again.

In a small bowl, sift together the all purpose flour, baking soda and salt. With mixer on low, add in dry ingredients and beat together until just combined.

Scoop dough by tablespoon (a cookie scoop works well) and place onto the sheet pans about 2" apart.

Bake cookies in the center of oven for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and dough is set in the center. Let cool 10 minutes on sheet pan before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

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