coastal coconut-key lime cookies

a recipe by
Amy Freeze
Avon Park, FL

Made these at World Food Championships...cookie round

serves 24
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For coastal coconut-key lime cookies

  • 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
  • 2
    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

  • 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.

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