You Put the Lime in the Coconut-Ginger Cookies








You Put the Lime in the Coconut-Ginger Cookies

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated key lime peel
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons coconut oil, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted*
1/2 cup finely chopped cashews or macadamia nuts, toasted*

Directions:
Stir together crystallized ginger and turbinado sugar in a small bowl, and set aside.
Coat a large sheet pan with cooking spray, etc.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together lime peel, butter, coconut oil, and sugar, until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in eggs and coconut extract until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Stir in coconut, and nuts, until combined.
Chill dough in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, or until it's stiff enough to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape cookie dough into 1-inch balls, using your hands. Lightly roll balls in ginger-sugar mixture, to coat. Place on prepared sheet pan and flatten slightly, using the palms of hands. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes on pan before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

*To toast coconut, bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally.

*To toast nuts, place in a dry skillet over medium heat and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring often, until golden brown and fragrant.

Yield: 22 cookies


38 comments:

  1. I'm in awe that you come up with these original recipes.

    You should think about that move to NYC for surely bigger things.

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  2. I've got some ginger beer sitting in my fridge from some recipe I tried once. I agree- ick to drink on its own.

    You're a genius with your cookies. I think I might like to start trying out use of coconut oil.

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  3. You could make cupcakes with the rest? I made "rootbeer float" cupcakes this weekend and they were pretty good, so I could see where ginger beer cupcakes would be tasty? I'll post about the rootbeer ones when I'm not feeling so lazy.

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  4. Ginger beer certainly sounds interesting. I will have to keep and eye out for it. I am also looking for a chocolate stout. Those cookies sound good!

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  5. Ah, ginger beer! My first bottle came as a mistake, thinking it was my mild, familiar ginger ale. I made some ginger cookies recently with diced stem ginger, which did a great job of replicating that spicy peppery ginger flavor the beer has, but within the soothing cocoon of a cookie.

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  6. I would use the leftover two bottles for a savory meat dish, Like a pork roast slow cooked in a ginger beer BBQ SAUCE or something. Maybe you could have taken fresh ginger and made a ginger infused simple syrup for the cookies?

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  7. With or without ginger beer, they look like really nice cookies. The lime, ginger and coconut combo sounds delicious!

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  8. Interesting ideas, guys! Thank you!

    Peter M- It's in the works. ;)

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  9. I've never had ginger beer, but like your mom I like root beer, banjo playing, not black licorice but I like black jelly beans so maybe I'd like it. I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Cool cookies!

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  10. Yay. She's coming to NYC. Oh you're in so much troubles! :-)

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  11. These look great Em, I wouldn't know what to do with the extra beer but sounds like you already received some great suggestions.

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  12. ginger beer is delicious. the key to avoiding coughing is to exhale as you sip/swallow. For cooking, hmmm...try using it in pancake/waffle batter. Try it as an ice cream float (vanilla, peach, coconut, chocolate would all be tasty)! It would be good for chili. Or maybe use it to cook risotto or rice? i dunno

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  13. ginger beer is vile. maybe you could use the leftovers to clean the grout in your bathroom or to burn the rust off your car. :)

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  14. Love the cookies Emiline. Can I suggest a cocktail with the ginger beer? One part Ginger Beer mixed with one part vodka, pink grapefruit juice, mint leaves, crushed ice and topped with club soda...Refreshing!

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  15. Yum - these cookies sound great. I like ginger beer, and have a recipe for making it.

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  16. Those looks great! I'm am so going to make this for my dad! You loves Lime, Coconut and macadamia nuts! Fantastic recipe!

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  17. Wow that looks great! I bet the flavors lime coconut and ginger sound fantastic!

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  18. pour rum into ginger beer. consume.

    i love ginger beer! reed's and barrett's are my favorite - just the right amounts of spicy, with a little citrus kick. goya is okay.

    try another brand before you give up on ginger beer!

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  19. At your next party, mix the ginger beer with rum and orange juice for an excellent cocktail - add a splash of bitters. (This is my house cocktail.)

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  20. I think ginger beer would be good in a sauerbraten type dish. Actually, it would be awesome, because you also use crushed ginger biscuits.

    I'm really embarrassed to say I've never even seen coconut extract. I guess it must be there alongside the lemon and almond. Where do you get coconut oil that isn't for slathering all over your body and giving yourself skin cancer? (Well, not YOU, but you know what I mean...)

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  21. Oh these look lovely! What a great idea to add ginger beer to your cookies! With the rest of the ginger beer I would have a go at adding this to some yummy cupcakes :)

    Rosie x

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  22. I love ginger beer and love ginger biscuits so this will be delicious to make....

    See my ginger beer recipe on:

    http://lekkafood.blogspot.com/2008/03/3-cheers-for-ginger-beer.html

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  23. Really nice this Emiline, Dear Emiline you have an Award in my Blog when you have time, go by it! Gloria xxxxx

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  24. That's a new one for me, but it sounds awesome!

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  25. Sounds like a good idea, anyway! I made a ginger tea for my dad (chopped ginger sliced simmered with water), but I didn't add enough honey to his cup. He said it was fairly strong and it reminded him of a homemade ginger ale he drank at a Jamaican restaurant. He was able to dilute it about 4 times and it didn't diminish the flavor!

    You could try mixing the ginger beer with sparkling water or ice tea.

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  26. I also love ginger beer and black licorice, but not quilting. Ginger beer is great in a Moscow Mule, or with a splash of rum.

    I'm with Peter - get thee to New York! Your precocious ingenuity is both inspiring and intimidating.

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  27. These sound so good. The flavors sound kind of like the coconut lime cake I made for Easter. YUM!

    I guess we are on back on the same wave length again. I just made key lime bars, which I will post soon.
    Oh and btw, I made your chocolate covered candied orange peels... and they were soooo yummy!!!

    I will post them soon too!

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  28. You and I both had coconut cookies on the mind this weekend! Your look beautiful! I love ginger and lime together.

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  29. Hola Sweetie! Never tasted ginger beer but I love Peter g's idea!!!! You should try that one and tell us about!!! :D

    You are a cookies Magician ;-) Make them appear and dissappear from the plate in no time... I guess ;-)

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  30. Zingy! Ginger, lime, beer, spring.
    That lime looks a little dangerous, I think...like he's all rolling up on the cookies. Gang lime.

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  31. Emiline, lime, coconut and ginger?? BEER??? These are mine, right? ;)

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  32. I've never had ginger beer, so I'd have no idea what to do with it! Apple beer is really popular here, though.

    These cookies sound amazing, even if the ginger beer did nothing for them!

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  33. What to do with leftover ginger beer: add vodka and lime juice. My little neighborhood pub serves these and calles it a "Moskow Mule"- I think theres some mint in there too- it's my favorite cocktail and I am constantly stumbling home after 3 or 4 of them. They are SMOOOOTH.

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  34. This looks so yums. i absolutely love ginger beer but never would think of using it in COOKIES - right on! i actually just looked up a recipe for making your own ginger beer and on this jamaican site it said that you have to be tough to drink the homemade stuff b/c it will hurt going down and burn your throat! HA! not sure if i'll be making it. never been to this blog before... looks great and i'm going to poke around more.

    amy @ http://www.weareneverfull.com

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  35. I love ginger beer! Especially with lime and rum on a hot summer's day!

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  36. Sounds awesome...
    How about reducing the beer into a syrup and then brushing a spice cake or carrot cake with it?

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  37. Wow! Everyone has such great suggestions for the leftover ginger beer.
    Sorry it didn't add anything to the cookies--they look delicious anyways!

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