Ok, so we have had brownies and cupcakes as part of my blogoversary celebration. So, the next logical thing would be cookies right? I actually have a cookie recipe for you today and tomorrow. Both of these recipe are original recipes by me. Today is the lime in the coconut frosted cookies. I developed them for the recent Betty Crocker Cookie contest. Unfortunately, neither of the recipes made the finals, but I figure I can still share them with you.
I do think part of the reason my cookies weren’t selected was because I made the frosting from scratch instead of using their canned frosting. Oh, well! I think both of these cookies are awesome. The one today is my favorite and the one I will share tomorrow is my hubby’s fav.
Today’s cookie brings those great flavors of lime and coconut together. Again, I’m on a citrus kick right now. The recipe calls for Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, but you could easy adapt it to utilize a homemade sugar cookie like this recipe I have. Just add the lime zest to your recipe and top with the frosting and toasted coconut. However, the mix makes these cookies a cinch to throw together.
- BETTY CROCKER SUGAR COOKIE MIX
- POWDERED SUGAR
- COCONUT EXTRACT
- TOASTED COCONUT
Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cookies
Real Mom Kitchen
- 1 17.5 oz Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
- ½ cup butter softened
- 1 egg
- zest of 2 limes
- 6 Tbsp. butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 ½ tsp coconut extract
- 3-5 Tbsp milk
- ⅓ cup Toasted Coconut
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir cookie mix, butter, egg, and lime zest in a bowl until soft dough forms.
- Drop dough by rounded Tablespoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes until edges are light brown. Cool on sheet for 1 minute. Remove from sheet and continue to cool.
- While the cookies cook prepare the frosting. Mix butter, sugar and coconut extract along with enough milk to make the frosting a spreadable consistency.
- Once cookies are completely cooled. Frost with frosting and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Gently press the coconut on the cookie to the the frosting to hold it all. Makes 2 dozen cookies.