These little pillow like cookies are absolutely amazing tasting …
Key Lime Cookies!
As if I need a reason to bake cookies, well I don’t BUT I went ahead and made up my own special day, ME day! And for ME day, the number one thing on the list (besides, desiring peace and quiet from the little ones close by that were “full of vinegar”) was to BAKE something … COOKIES! You’d think that I was the little kid begging to make them, but now at least in my own little stake in this world, I’m the boss and I get to make those decisions *insert maniacal laugh* and the decision was deemed to be good.
I have my favorites, the ones that I keep right up front in my “favorites” section of my recipe box, as in shoved up front leaving no room for the rest of my “other favorites” category. (Maybe it’s time to re-think those categories through again, lol).
Living in Florida has it’s fair share of advantages, such as friends with citrus trees in their back yard ladened with fruit and are begging to just giving it away, this is where my open arms are more than willing to help them out. Recently I was a Cheshire Grinning Cat when a friend said, “Key Limes anyone?” … and of course I said, “Me, me, me”.
So I am pleased to be sharing this delicious Key Lime Cookie recipe with you. *Remember that you can always substitute lemon, orange or even grapefruit if you prefer or unable to get hold of any Key Limes.
The perfect afternoon treat to enjoy with your coffee or tea!
- 3 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup Butter, melted
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbls Milk
- 6 Tbls Key Lime Juice
- Zest of 1 Key Lime
- 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Coconut, shredded
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream together Sugar, Cream Cheese and the Key Lime zest until fluffy and add in Butter, Key Lime juice mixing well.
- Beat in Egg and Milk.
- Mix in the Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt and Coconut and blend in well.
- Using a cookie scoop or Tablespoon (or use your hands to roll them), form 1 inch balls.
- Place Powdered Sugar in a shallow bowl and roll each cookie ball in Sugar to cover. Place the Sugar Rolled Cookies on a prepared Baking Sheet 2 inches apart to allow for spreading.
- Bake for about 10 - 14 minutes or until cookies have cracks and are a pale golden in color.
- Allow to cool on cooling rack and Serve.
Makes 15 - 18 Cookies
Note: You can substitute Lemon, Orange or Grapefruit for the Key Limes.
Tip: To get the most juice out of your citrus, place them in the microwave for about 20 - 30 seconds, then roll on counter and proceed to juice.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.