Warning: these cookies are really addictive! I so love the chewy texture and the bits of coconut add interest. My husband however said coconut always reminds him of nyonya kueh!
I found the recipe on a website, My Baking Addiction, although the author seems to have taken it from somewhere else. The photos are very pretty and make the food so appealing.
So one night after I got a really irksome call from the bank I was galvanised to work off my energy by following a recipe from this website. The cookies turned out exactly like those in the photos. Don’t you just hate it when what you make turns out differently? So I was very happy when my lumps of dough flattened nicely and had a chewy texture.
I toasted the dried coconut in the oven for a a few minutes. Even though the last step of the recipe said to roll the dough in sugar, I refrained…It was simply too sinful.
They already taste wonderful without that step but go ahead if you think it’ll make them nicer. In a pinch I reckon you can substitute lemon for lime. The lime smelled wonderful as I grated the zest. But the taste was too subtle, the cookies are not terribly tart.
- 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 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Zest of one large lime, finely minced
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- ½ cup unsweetened toasted coconut
- 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 degrees Celsius). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
- Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest.
- Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut.
- Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
- Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.