So yesterday I hopped in my car to head off to Wegmans for my typical crazy food shopping excursion that I do every other week and I heard a song that inspired today's cookie:
Coconut by Harry Nilsson
You know that song! The one about putting the LIME in the COCONUT that will end up stuck in your head all day long! I LOVE this song...for me it screams summer! And so does this recipe! Yes, I know it's only spring...but my mind is already on summertime!
Oh yeah, and it's cake mix recipe #33!!!
- 1 box key lime cake mix
- 1 stick softened butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp lime zest
- 2 tsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut*
The Lime in the Coconut Cookie Instructions:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, eggs, and vanilla
- Add the cake mix and beat until a soft dough forms
- Stir in the 1 cup coconut and 1 cup chocolate chips on low speed until evenly distributed
- Drop by 1 inch balls onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes
- Remove from oven and cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
- Meanwhile, make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar with the lime juice and enough water (about an extra 2 tsp) to make a thick glaze
- Stir in the lime zest
- Take cooled cookie and turn upside-down and dip top of cookie into the glaze
- Turn cookie back over (allowing glaze to drip down the sides) and put back onto cooling rack, top with toasted coconut*
- Allow glaze to harden before storing cookies in an airtight container
The inside of these cookies are just beautiful!
*I made my toasted coconut by spreading 1/2 cup of the same sweetened coconut flakes that I used in the cookies into a single layer on a baking sheet and popping it into a 325 degree oven for about 7 minutes. Watch it closely because it will go from brown and toasty to burnt in a matter of seconds.