Coconut Lime Spring Cookies

Spring Cookies - Lime Cookies Filled with Coconut

If you’re ready for spring , a little taste of the tropics, then I’ve got just the remedy with these Coconut Lime Spring Cookies.

Originally I was going to just make lime cookies but the combination of lime AND coconut is just too good to pass up. Plus, I always think of that song “She put the lime in the coconut…”

Spring Cookies - Lime Cookies Filled with Coconut

To make these spring cookies a little healthier, I swapped out some of the all-purpose flour for oat flour, replaced half the butter with a mashed banana, cut down on the sugar that is in the dough and added some almond extract for a little nutty flavor.
The dough is pretty sticky. To help with this I dipped my hands in the powdered sugar before handling the dough. You can also use two spoons, one to scoop up the dough and another to scrape the dough off and into the powdered sugar. Once it has a good coating of the powdered sugar it becomes less sticky and easier to handle.

Spring Cookies - Lime Cookies Filled with Coconut

Coconut Lime Spring Cookies
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Spring Cookies - Lime Cookies Filled With Coconut
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Cook Time
12 min
Cook Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup All-purpose Flour
  2. 1 Cup Oat Flour*
  3. 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  4. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  5. 1/2 Cup Sugar
  6. 1/4 Cup Butter (softened)
  7. 1/4 Cup Mashed Banana (about half of a banana)
  8. 2 Eggs
  9. 1/4 Cup Lime Juice (key lime juice is preferable)
  10. 2 Teaspoons Lime Zest
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  12. 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Almond Extract
  13. 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  14. 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine flours, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Mix in lime juice, zest and extracts.
  5. Add in the flour mixture and mix just until everything is combined.
  6. Stir in the shredded coconut.
  7. Cover the dough and chill for 30+ minutes in the fridge.
  8. After the dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Pour your powdered sugar into a bowl.
  11. Take a small amount of dough and roll it into a ball.
  12. Roll the dough ball in the powdered sugar until it's got a nice coating.
  13. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  14. Allow to cool and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *Make your own oat flour by blending 1 cup of old-fashioned oats into a fine powder.
  2. The dough is sticky so to help with this, coat your hands with powdered sugar before handling or use two spoons to scrape the dough into the powdered sugar.
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