Coconut Lime Cookies

If you ever need cookies to take to the beach, these are it. I've taken them to the beach, actually, and they were a huge hit. The original recipe I found includes the lime zest and juice, and I added the Malibu and pineapple juice. I was in an end-of-summer frenzy, and I was desperate to keep summer alive just a little bit longer.

It worked.

It also inspired a cocktail, and caused me to sing "Coconut," by Harry Nilsson, for 3 days straight. (Both of which also helped in extending that summery feeling.)

Yield: 5-6 dozen cookies

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in egg, vanilla, and lime zest. Add lime juice, pineapple juice, and coconut liqueur.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well combined.
  6. Stir in toasted coconut.
  7. Drop onto prepared cookie sheets using teaspoons or a cookie scoop.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through to ensure even baking.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the pan for 2-3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

I highly suggest serving/devouring these cookies with the accompanying cocktail. You'll instantly feel like you're on vacation.

Put The Lime In The Coconut