Yummy breakfast is ALWAYS a good cup of steeping hot tea & delicious home baked cookies. Everything else comes second ...
Next in line would be cold leftover pizza ... yum!
Please pray for Kerrie & Bill, as he travels
his final earthly journey. We have shared
wonderful moments with them, they are beautiful people. Kerries Korner in SC
Every time I go to my heart Dr. I take a cake or cookies to this precious man, & staff. Dr. Alan LOVES coconut so I always try to find a new recipe that uses coconut.
Seldom do I share a recipe but for sweet BJ @ sweet nothings ... honey, this is the palate delight.
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Chewy Lime & Coconut Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened (Do NOT set it on your foot stool in front of the heater to speed up the soften! It costs a fortune to have the melted butter that ran down the front, cleaned from the fabric!! Sigh!)
1 1/2 c sugar
1 larg egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of one large lime
3 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies
Line cookie sheets with parchment
In small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt
Using a mixer, beat together butter & sugar until smooth & very fluffy. Takes a couple minutes.
Beat in egg, vanilla, lime juice & lime zest. Mix well.
Gradually add in dry ingredients & toasted coconut. Mix until combined, don't over mix.
Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of cookie dough into balls. Put sugar in a small bowl & roll cookie dough balls in the sugar. Place on lined cookies sheets about 1 1/2" apart.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. The cookies will start to crack a little bit.
Let stand on cookie sheet 2 mins. Then move to cooling rack.
** To toast coconut place on lined baking sheet, bake for 5 to 8 minutes at 350, tossing a couple times. Remove when light brown.
Take a couple Tbsp. butter softened (sometimes I melt it instead). Add to a softened 8 oz cream cheese. Beat with mixer until smooth. Then add some fresh lime juice, maybe 2 Tbsp. or so. Now start adding the powdered sugar (no way to measure this, just keep adding) until you have a creamy but firm spreadable frosting. Occasionally, I will add just a wee bit of coconut also. Glob it on there.
**COOKIE & FROSTING Variations ~
We also made them using orange extract & orange zest. Everyone went wild over them both. Even almond would be fabulous.