Friday Faves 7-22-2016

Cure your sweet tooth craving with these perfect Sunday afternoon cookies! This sweet treat is the perfect mix of tart and sweetness and will help end the weekend on a fresh, delicious note.

Makes:  2½ dozen

Ingredients

2¾ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups white sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon coconut extract (optional)

zest of one large lime, finely minced

3 tablespoons lime juice

½ cup unsweetened toasted coconut

½ cup sugar for rolling cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you haven’t already toasted your coconut just put a layer of coconut on a cookie sheet and bake it at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Watch out. It goes from white to burnt really quick if you aren’t watching closely.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.

  4. Beat in egg, vanilla extract (and coconut extract if using), lime juice and lime zest.

  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut.

  6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1½ inches apart. I made mine too big and they ran together. These do spread quite a bit. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

  7. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks

Recipe source here

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