Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

In honor of my birthday today, I'm posting one of my favorite cookie recipes. They are so light and fresh, you can eat a dozen and not even realize it...So be careful!


COCONUT LIME COOKIES
(Mindi Original)

½ C. butter
¾ C. white sugar
1 t. coconut extract
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 1 lime
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 t. cream of tartar
½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt

1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
2. Add the coconut extract, lime juice, lime zest and mix well.
3. Beat in the egg, mix well.
4. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and fold them into the butter mixture until a dough forms.
5. Place the dough on a sheet of wax paper and roll into a cylinder about 2 inches in diameter, twisting the ends of the paper together.
6. Place in the freezer until the dough is firm; about 15-30 minutes.
7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
8. Peel the wax paper away from the cylinder and cut the dough into 1/4 inch round slices.
9. Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 5 to 7 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
11. When cool, frost with lime glaze frosting.
12. Makes about 24 cookies.

LIME GLAZE FROSTING

1 ½ C. Powdered Sugar
3 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. lime zest

1. Mix all ingredients until glaze is formed.

6 comments:

Louise said...

Mindi,

Happy Birthday to a great woman, wife and mommy! You have so many talents and abilities. Keep up the great work. You have touched our lives in a great way. Love you!!

Frieda said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the gift of your favorite recipe!

pityenlacocina said...

Hi Mindi! I just found your blog and I love it! This recipe looks wonderful and delicious and I can't wait to try it..Coconut and lime, I just adore this combination!

Happy birthday!

Pity

Iliana said...

These were the best cookies ever! Stop making me fat... cause its all you're fault!

Sheridan said...

Happy Birthday, Mindi! I love your blog!

{lindy baker cakes} said...

Happy Birthday Mindi. These look delish. Are they from America's Test Kitchen? I'm going to make these!

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