lemon coconut cookies.
Two things you absolutely must pair together: lemon and coconut.
I think next week I’ll try them together in a cake.
Pancakes would be good.
Definitely in some sort of a gooey bar.
Last week I stuck them in these cookies. They turned out light, delicate, melt in your mouth good. I’m going to wait right here while you go make them.
Yup, still here.
Ok, fine. You can pin them for later. Just promise me you’ll make them! They’re so good…
Super easy – mix your wet ingredients, toss in the dry stuff…then all that lemony-coconutty goodness.
Emma grated the lemon. She did a fine job, I think. I hope I’m not violating some serious child labor laws having all her willing help in the kitchen. She works hard. I pay her handsomely in cookies. I promise.
Grab a cup of tea and a good book. You’re all set.
Lemon Coconut Cookies
(Adapted from Heather Christo)
(Makes 2 dozen cookies)
½ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
zest from 1 lemon
juice from 1 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix until incorporated.
Separately, combine the flour, tartar, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until dry ingredients are nearly combined. Add the coconut, lemon zest and juice and continue mixing until dough is thick.
Roll dough into small balls about the size of large walnuts, then roll in the sugar. Bake on a cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes, then cool on a rack.
TOTAL: $2.89 or $.12 per cookie.
Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs? Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.
103 calories per cookie
5 grams of fat
1 gram protein (well that’s something…)
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