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Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars

Chewy sugar cookie bars with a hint of lime and topped with sweet coconut frosting! These bars are great for parties!
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Ingredients
  

For the bars:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 2 small limes
  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

For the Coconut Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup toasted coconut for sprinkling on bars

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 pan (I use a glass Pyrex dish) with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and linme zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and and lime sugar mixture together until combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs, lime juice, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat until just combined.
  • Evenly spread the cookie dough into the prepared pan with a spatula. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the bars are slightly set in the middle. You don't want the bars to brown. Remove from the oven and let the bars cool completely.
  • While the bars are cooling, make the coconut frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla, and coconut extract. Slowly add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Mix until smooth.
  • Frost the cooled cookie bars with coconut frosting. Sprinkle toasted coconut over the bars. Cut the bars into squares and serve.
  • Note-store bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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