Coastal Coconut-Key Lime Cookies

Amy Freeze


Made these at World Food Championships...cookie round

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

How to Make Coastal Coconut-Key Lime Cookies


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

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About Coastal Coconut-Key Lime Cookies

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

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