Friday, May 14, 2010

Key Lime cookies with white chocolate

The little Witch had been asking to make cookies, like usual. Unlike usual I was out of chocolate chips. The horror!! I did however have white chocolate chips. And an excess of key limes and a touch of coconut.

Siri over at Siriously Delicious made and blogged about coconut white chocolate chip cookies a few days ago. She, of course, added the 'put the lime in the coconut and drink it all down' lyrics in her blog, which then promptly got stuck in my head. Thanks, Siri. On the upside, I got the idea to add some key lime zest and juice to something similar to her coconut white chocolate chip cookies.

I think its a successful marriage. Lime and coconut are delicious together. White chocolate helps add a sweet vanilla flavor to the sour lime. Zest adds a punch of lime as well as provide pretty specks of green in these pale beauties.

In the end the cookie is a hit with the adults. The little Witch, well she still wants her favorite chocolate chip cookies. Kids :)

Key Lime coconut white chocolate cookies
makes 24 cookies
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
zest and juice of 2 key limes
1/2 c coconut
1 egg
3/4 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 3/4 c AP flour
1 c white chocolate chips

Cream butter. Add sugars, beat until fluffy. Add zest, juice and egg, beat until light and fluffy again. Add coconut and 1/3 the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until flour is incorporated. Scrape down the sides, add remaining flour in 2 installments, scraping after each. Add white chocolate chips. Scoop onto a baking sheet and bake for 11 minutes at 350.

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculator
24 Servings (1 cookie per serving)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136.1
Total Fat 6.7 g
Saturated Fat 4.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Cholesterol 19.2 mg
Sodium 109.9 mg
Potassium 53.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Sugars 11.1 g
Protein 1.6 g


Siri said...

WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA!!!!!! Must try : )

Julia said...

Yum yum yum!

Girl Foodie said...

Lovely, lovely combinations of flavours.
I love the idea of lime and white chocolate chips in particular.

Baking Addict said...

Can I have some please? :) I LOVE cookies. I can't imagine ever running out of chocolate chips. Lime and white chocolate is a great flavour combination.

heather said...

these sound WONDERFUL! now if my key limes weren't 3.49/bag id be all set!

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

These look amazing! I have been on a key lime kick lately and I love the sound of these cookies. Yum!

Jessica said...

incredible! they sound so bright & sunny. Cant wait to make some!!

Jenn said...

OMG.. these look FANTASTIC! And I'm not a coconut fan either.. something with the texture, though I do love the flavor...maybe I could leave it out??? Either way, I'm gonna definitely have to try these....hhhmmmm.. I have to run to the store tomorrow morning too......!!!

Velva said...

I love this combination of flavor, even better than chocolate. This cookies look delicious. Cheers to you.

tasteofbeirut said...

Key lime would be an irresistible flavor for me! I think it is the best tasting citrus in baking.

Raina said...

These sound amazing. Wonderful combo of flavors. Two of my favorites, coconut and lime. I will have to try them. Thanks!

simplysandi said...

I love all things key lime. I can't wait to make them.

Design Wine and Dine said...

These are really beautiful, what an amazing combination of flavors - I need to bake more!!!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

These sound amazing. I cannot even imagine an abundance of key limes! LOL! Don't know if I can get them here!

Karri said...

You are so creative in the kitchen...what a wonderful talent!

Thanks again for sharing and inspiring!


alimac33 said...

My husband is a huge key lime fan. I'm definitely going to have to try these!

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