Sunday, February 13, 2011

Coconut and Lime Sugar Cookies

• 1 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour

• 1 cup of  white flour (I just used white because I did not have whole wheat)

• 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) (again I only have vanilla extract)

• Zest of one lime

• 3 tbsp lime juice

• 1 cup of coconut

• White sugar (for rolling cookies)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper.

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.

(Maybe it is my oven but these cookies stayed pretty light, almost just white)  they still were really good and easy.

Taken from For the Love of Cooking

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