Hi everyone! Welcome to the 8 Cookie Recipes to jingle Your Bells blog hop! This blog hop is filled with 8 of the most delicious cookies you’ll need to make/eat this holiday season. If you’re hopping on over from Rachel Awtrey’s amazing cookie, I’m so happy to have you here! I was lucky to meet Rachel through the creation of this blog hop and I fell in love with her fun and lively spirit. She also has great YouTube videos that will suck you in for hours. 😉
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Homemade cookies are the quintessential holiday treat. After all, what is Christmas without a plate full of sugary baked-goods commissioned for Santa and his crew, right? If you missed my post on our annual “Slap Yo Granny Cookie Swap” click here to see how we end up with a huge variety of around 144 delicious cookies. I love all types of cookies and selecting just one to share with you was actually quite difficult. So, after lots of debate I chose to share one that you may not have tried or wouldn’t have ever thought to make. My Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookie is a buttery cookie with bits of toasted coconut and lime zest baked right into the mix. To make this cookie extra yummy I drizzle each piece with a sugary lime glaze topped with fluffy white shredded coconut.
Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookie
I’d love to promise you that each delicious bite transports you to the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean, but it might take a little more than just coconut and lime.
Trust me, they are every bit as delicious as they look! Okay, let’s get right to making these really easy and oh-so delicious cookies. Below is what you’ll need.
Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookie Ingredients:
- 3/4 cup of toasted, shredded coconut. To make this simply spread your sweetened coconut on a baking sheet and bake till golden.
- 1 cup of granulated white sugar
- 3 tablespoons lime zest
- 4 1/2 cups of white flour
- 4 sticks of cold butter, cut into small squares
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Lime and Coconut Glaze:
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 3 teaspoons lime zest
- 3 tablespoons of lime juice
- 2 tablespoons of water
Simple Shortbread Directions
1. In a food processor blend your coconut and lime zest till the coconut is finely chopped. Add in the sugar, vanilla extract and flour till combined. Last, pulse in your bits of butter and until the mixture is well combined. To prevent from over-working your dough you will want to pulse in the butter. the dough will be somewhat dry.
2. Transfer your dough to your countertop and knead until it is well combined and smooth. You’ll want it to stick together, but not be sticky. If your dough is too dry just add a half teaspoon of water at a time. Once your dough is well-blended, divide it in half and roll out two snakes. Wrap each piece in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. This is a good time to clean up the kitchen! 😉
3. Now, preheat oven to 325 degrees.
4. Remove only one of the snakes and keep the other in the fridge. This might be the easiest step. Simply cut 1/4″ thick slices and place on an un-greased cookie sheet about 1′ apart from one another.
6. Repeat with the remaining refrigerated snake on a second cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly golden. Immediately transfer to a wire rack and allow them to cool.
Check out the lovely toasted coconut and lime zest baked into the sandy white dough. Delicious!
Simple Coconut Lime Glaze Directions
1. In a bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, lime juice, zest and water until combined and smooth. Mixture will be thick, but spreadable. If it’s too thick mix in another 1/2 teaspoon of water.
2. I’m always about time and efficiency. I find it easiest to fill a piping bag with the glaze and squeeze a small dollop the size of a dime on each cookie. The drizzle will slowly settle over the cookie giving it a perfectly, not-so-perfect shape. Glaze a few cookies at a time and quickly work your way back to topping the glaze with shredded coconut before the glaze dries.
3. If you’d like to add a little more color zest a few more shaving of lime over the top.
I plan on making another big batch of these, along with all the cookies in our blog hop, and passing them out to friends, my kids’ teachers, our doctors, and other important people in our life. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy these delicious cookies. Most of all I wish you a very merry holiday season filled with lots of sugary kisses!
Next, head over to my sweet friend, Michelle, from ThistleKeyLane to see her more-than beautiful cookies. Michelle is so incredibly talented and her blog is filled with tons of beautiful inspiration and creative DIY’s.
Don’t forget to check out all 8 Christmas cookies to jingle your bells. Simply click on each of my friend’s name below to be directed to her cookie!