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Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookies

We love these soft and chewy sugar cookies. The coconut and lime make them extra special!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one large lime
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ cup toasted coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. 3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy. This will take a couple of minutes.
  4. 4. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest. Mix until well combined.
  5. 5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut. Mix until combined, don't over mix.
  6. 6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of cookie dough into balls. Put sugar in a small bowl and roll cookie dough balls in the sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  7. 7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. The cookies will start to crack a little bit.
  8. 8. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes. Move cookies to a cooling rack.
  9. *Note-to toast the coconut-place coconut on lined baking sheet. Bake for 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees. Tossing a couple of times. Remove from oven when coconut is light brown.*