Lemon Cookies with Toasted Coconut Frosting-you might want to make a double batch because these delightful cookies always disappear quickly!
It is officially spring and I am loving the season change already. Bring on the chirping birds, green grass, tulips, and sunshine! Today we are celebrating spring with Lemon Cookies with Toasted Coconut Frosting. Lemon and coconut scream spring to me so why not have both in one delicious little cookie?
I made these cookies for a party with some dear friends and everyone asked if I would be sharing the recipe. The cookies were a hit! I am always happy to share my recipes, especially my cookie recipes. Cookies make me happy and I like to think sharing cookies and cookie recipes spread happiness, making the world a better place. I try to do my part:)
When life gives you a beautiful bowl of lemons, make cookies! 🙂 Lemonade might be the obvious choice, but my mind is always thinking about cookies:)
The lemon cookies are soft, tender, and bursting with lemon flavor.
The lemon cookies would be just fine on there own, but I made them extra special by covering them with toasted coconut frosting. Lemon and coconut are a match made in heaven!
Josh was kind of bummed I took these Lemon Cookies with Toasted Coconut Frosting to the party because I limited his intake. I let him have two cookies, but two cookies didn’t do it for him. He wanted a dozen! I don’t blame him, these cookies are divine!
I guess I will make another batch of Lemon Cookies with Toasted Coconut Frosting for Josh to enjoy! And maybe I will have one or two too:)
Lemon Cookies with Toasted Coconut Frosting
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- 22 cookies
For the Lemon Cookies:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
For the Toasted Coconut Frosting:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk or regular milk
- 1 cup toasted coconut for sprinkling on cookies
Preheat the oven to 35o degrees F. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.
In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingers, until fragrant.
Beat butter and sugar/lemon mixture together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and fresh lemon juice. Mix until smooth.
Slowly beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended. Drop dough by tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Gently flatten dough with the palm of your hand.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are just set and slightly golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to cooking racks. Cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling, make the Toasted Coconut Frosting. In a standing mixer, mix together butter and sugar. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes. Add coconut extract and coconut milk. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute or until frosting is smooth and creamy. You may need to add a little more sugar or coconut milk, depending on your desired consistency.
Frost the cooled cookies with the coconut frosting. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of each frosted cookies.
Note-store cookies in an air-tight container on the counter for up to 2 days.