Coastal Coconut-Key Lime Cookies

Amy Freeze

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@amyfreeze

Made these at World Food Championships...cookie round


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Serves:

24

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter
1/2 c
powdered sugar
2 c
all purpose flour
1/8 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
coconut extract
3/4 c
key lime juice
2
egg yolks with whites reserved
3/4 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
4 oz
vanilla or white chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar.
2
Add extracts and mix well.
3
Add flour and salt. Mix just until combined.
4
Use hands to bring dough together. Using a cookie scoop, scoop portions and roll into balls. Set Aside.
5
In a large bowl, whisk together 2 egg whites and 2 tsp water.
6
In a shallow bowl, add 2 c. flaked coconut.
7
Dip each shortbread ball into egg whites and roll in coconut, coating completely.
8
Place dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Using the back of a mellon baller, press an indentation/well in the middle of each cookie.
9
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. As cookies come from the oven, use mellon baller to reform the well, if necessary.
10
Cool cookies completely.
11
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine key lime juice, egg yolks, granulated sugar, and cornstarch.
12
Whisk until thickened.
13
Pour filling into a metal bowl sitting in a bowl filled with ice and whisk constantly until cooled.
14
Pour filling into a piping bag and squeezed into the well of baked shortbreads.
15
Melt white chocolate in the microwave.
16
Pour into a small piping bag and drizzle each cookie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Caribbean