Coconut and Lime Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Our cool SoCal summer is fading away fast and the yucky August heat waves are upon us...oh how I dread hot and sticky summer days. It's been a strange summer of coolness but it finally hit 88 degrees today. (It will get hotter when September rolls around.) I try and not to use the oven when the weather permits but I really wanted to use the limes that I keep in abundance from my kitchen. These cookies had tropical summer written all over them with the combination of coconut and lime so it was a small sacrifice to use my oven.

Whenever you add the zest of a citrus, it always intensifies the recipe to another foodie dimension. The oils in the peel give the sweet fragrant flavor. I love the idea of adding citrus to the sugar cookie and maybe orange, lemon and grapefruit would be an interesting twist, too. These are great cookies whenever you want a little taste of tropical summer. All I am missing is a 'rum cocktail' with a little umbrella for my perfect taste of a tropical summer. Hmmmm.....

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Servings: 4 Dozen


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silpats or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a KA mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy. Scrape down any creamed butter mixture if not mixed.
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest.
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut.
  6. In a small bowl, add the ½ cup sugar with the colored sanding sugar. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of sugar cookie dough into balls using a small ice cream scooper and roll the dough in the sugar bowl until completely coated. Place on cookie sheets about 1 ½ inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 274g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 1147  
Calories from Fat 437 38%
Total Fat 49.85g 62%
Saturated Fat 31.22g 125%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1110mg 46%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbs 167.5g 45%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 9%
Sugars 100.85g 67%
Protein 11.13g 18%
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  • MetricCook
    August 22, 2010
    Using weights for dry ingredients is better than volume. Use Metric instead of antiquated Imperial units, 275 grams of flour and bake in a 175°C oven.

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