Thursday, February 26, 2009

new treat

Lately I've been looking for a new idea for my etsy shop . It seems that only one item was selling well. And people who buy through etsy seem to like unique ideas, so I had to come up with something that was easy for me to make and something nobody else sells.

I suddenly remembered one of my favorite lotions from bath & body works, "coconut lime verbena" and decided I needed to try something along those lines. All of my other cookies were very rich flavors and I needed something bright for the upcoming Spring. So here is the recipe for my new coconut lime tea cookies. Super easy to make, and really tasty. Just don't burn the coconut when you toast it. I actually had mine come up in flames once ... suuuuuuuper scary.

Coconut Lime Tea Cookies
makes 2.5 dozen 1 inch cookies
1-1/2 C toasted sweetened coconut flakes
2~3 T fresh sweetened coconut flakes
2/3 C granulated sugar
zest of 3 limes
juice of 3 limes
2-1/4 C flour
3/4 C (1/5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 t kosher salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  2. With the whisk attachment in place, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add lime juice and zest and whisk until combined.
  3. Add 1 C flour along with the salt and once that is encorporated, switch to the paddle attachment and slowly add the coconut flakes and the rest of the flour.
  4. For each cookie, take about 1 T of dough and form into a ball in your hand and place it on the baking sheet. Take a pinch of the fresh sweetened coconut flakes and press them into the middle of the ball of cookie dough. Press down with two flat fingers. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  5. Bake at 325° for 19 minutes or until the coconut flakes on top barely start to brown. Let them cool completely. Store them in an airtight container.


Kevin Phair said...

Did you make that recipe up? If so, you're amazing and I should hire you to come cook for my family!!

By the way, can you send me another invite to your family blog. I can't access it anymore :( You can send it to

Thanks for sharing all your recipes!

Lillian said...

Oh my gosh that is totally my dream job! But I would need to go to culinary school first, which I wouldn't mind doing. I plan on doing it someday anyway:) But thanks for the compliment. You should try this recipe out, I think it's really good. Pretty tangy, if you like that. If not, try it with only 2 limes instead of 3.