Coconut Lime Tea Cookies
Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a batch of delicious Coconut Lime Tea Cookies? These light and refreshing cookies are perfect for any springtime occasion, from afternoon tea parties to outdoor picnics. The combination of zesty lime and sweet coconut flakes is a match made in heaven, making these cookies a true delight for the senses.
To make these cookies, you’ll need to gather a few simple ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, limes, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut flakes, and extra granulated sugar for decoration.
Start by preheating your oven to 350° degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and set it aside. In a large bowl, mix the sugar with the lime zest, working it until the zest releases its oils into the sugar. Cream the butter with the sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, along with the fresh lime juice and vanilla extract, and mix until everything is incorporated.
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, stirring until they’re combined. Cover the batter and chill it for at least an hour. This will help the dough firm up, making it easier to work with.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out a small amount of dough and roll it in the palm of your hand to form a ball. Then, roll it in the extra granulated sugar or place it on a cookie sheet and sprinkle the top with extra sugar. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
Bake the cookies for approximately 10 minutes, pulling them out when they’re slightly golden brown around the edges. Let them cool for a few minutes before enjoying them.
These Coconut Lime Tea Cookies are perfect for serving at any springtime event. They’re light, refreshing, and bursting with flavor. The zesty lime and sweet coconut flakes complement each other perfectly, making these cookies a true treat for the taste buds. So, grab a cup of tea, sit back, and enjoy the flavors of spring with these delightful cookies!
Coconut Lime Tea Cookies
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 to 4 limes, zest and juice of
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- Extra granulated sugar for decoration
To make these delightful cookies, start by preheating your oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, combine 2 ½ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of granulated sugar with the zest of 3 to 4 limes. Work the zest into the sugar until the oils are released and the sugar is fragrant with lime. Cream 1 ¼ cups of softened unsalted butter with the lime-infused sugar until light and fluffy. Add in 2 eggs, one at a time, and mix until incorporated. Then add the fresh juice of the 3 to 4 limes and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until the batter is fully incorporated. Finally, stir in ½ cup of coconut flakes. Cover the batter and chill for 1 hour.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out a small amount of dough and roll it into a ball in the palm of your hand. Roll the ball in extra granulated sugar or place it on a cookie sheet and sprinkle the top with extra sugar. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until the cookies are slightly golden brown around the edges. Cool and enjoy!