Sunday, 27 July 2014

Lime and Coconut Cookies


This is yet another healthy lifestyle post, I found a recipe for these really tasty cookies on Pinterest. I love Pinterest, I've been pinning for a couple of years now but this is actually the first time I've put any of my pins into action and it was definitely successful! I've decided to do my own post on these as I found it a bit fiddly having to convert American measurements and temperatures, so here is my version for those that live in the UK.

The Ingredients
195g all-purpose flour
65g soft butter
152g caster sugar
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1 egg
½tsp vanilla extract
Zest of 1 large lime/lemon 
3tbsp lime/lemon juice
30g desiccated coconut
½tsp salt

Instructions
  1. Firstly preheat your oven to 180°C. Line your baking trays with greaseproof paper and scatter the coconut onto the tray so that it is coated in a thin layer. When the oven is ready, put the tray on the middle shelf for 2-3 minutes. It is very important that you do not burn the coconut, it should turn a golden colour so keep checking as it may need less or more time.
  2. Grab a bowl and sieve in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and the salt and then mix it together with the toasted coconut.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the butter and the sugar with a handheld whisk to create a cream-yellow smooth consistency. Add in the vanilla extract, lime juice and zest and beat in the egg.
  4. With a spoon gradually fold in the bowl of dry ingredients, do this until a sticky consistency is formed.
  5. On a flat surface, sprinkle out some caster sugar. Use a heaped teaspoon of the cookie dough and begin to roll it in the sugar. This is the sticky fun part! The sugar removes the stickiness and creates a shell. Spread out the little round lumps of dough onto your baking tray leaving a 1½ inch gap between them. I managed to make 26 cookies!
  6. Put the baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. When ready, remove the baking tray and leave the cookies on the tray for 1-2 minutes. After, place the cookies on a cooling rack or have a sneaky nibble ;)
When tasting these immediately, I felt like they needed some more lime juice and coconut but once they had cooled, more flavours were coming through! Of course the quantities of these remain up to your personal taste :) And if all else fails, dip them into melted dark chocolate and leave to cool on greaseproof paper mm mmm!

Overall I'm really happy with my first Pinterest adventure and I really want to look over more of my pins and tick off more on my checklist! I have loads of sewing and decor to look over so I may feature some posts on those.

Have you enjoyed my recipe posts this week?

2 comments:

  1. Mmmm these sound and look so tasty! I've nominated you for the Liebster award and here's the post http://aashs-littletalks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/liebster-awards.html :) x

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  2. These look and sound really nice! May have to try these and hope they don't fail, like most of my baking extravaganzas do :) haha xx lovely post and thanks for sharing xx I've just started a blog of my own and If you're interested you are very welcome to visit. Followers are desperately needed!! http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk

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