If you are coming over from The Leatherneck Mom and her decadent recipe for Double-Chocolate Peppermint Brownies, welcome!
I do love a good cookie. Sugar cookies are so easy to make, and so good to eat! The coconut gives this cookie an extra kick, and the lime essential oil gives it a nice, fresh flavor. Let me just say, these will melt in your mouth. Yes, they are that good!
In my usual fashion, I enjoy tweaking to suit myself, so I took the classic sugar cookie recipe from Pillsbury and put my own twist on it. I changed the salt amount to ¼ tsp (because I was using unsalted butter… if you are using salted butter, you might keep it at ⅛ tsp), added some toasted coconut, and Young Living’s Lime essential oil.
Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1½ cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 drops Lime essential oil or 2-3 Tbsp Lime juice
½ cup toasted coconut (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Using a mixer, beat butter and eggs until smooth and fluffy. Then, beat in eggs, vanilla, and Lime essential oil. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix in the toasted coconut, if you are using it. One cup at a time, carefully add the dry ingredients to the wet.
Roll rounded cookies in a bit of extra granulated sugar, and then carefully drop onto parchment paper-covered cookie sheets and bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Let baked cookies sit on the cookie sheet for a minute or two and them move to wire cooling racks.
This is some serious yum.
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