My friends, the search is over. I have found summer in the form of a cookie. Seriously, the perfect blend of flavor, texture, and density is found in this single recipe. I love my Coconut Lime Shortbread cookies (found here at https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/coconut-lime-shortbread-cookies/), but on a hot summer day, a shortbread is too dry and heavy. So I went searching for the same flavor but in a sugar cookie form and I found a great recipe at https://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/cookie-monster-hits-vegas-chewy-coconut/.
There are just a few things I changed in the recipe. First, I had 2 limes that needed to be used so I zested and juiced them both and didn’t bother measuring. Next, I skipped the optional coconut flavoring because that is not something I had on hand. Lastly, I rolled the cookies in Wilton’s White Sparkling Sugar because I wanted the cookies to sparkle in the sunlight.
In an effort to not eat the entire batch in one sitting, I immediately put the cookies in the freezer. Now when I’m craving something light and sweet, I try to show restraint and grab just one. Within a few minutes of sitting on the counter, the cookie is thawed and ready to eat.