Friday, July 12, 2013

Coconut lime oatmeal cookies + the lovely Sarah Carey

Coconut lime oatmeal cookies / Biscoitos de aveia, coco e limão

I have several favorite TV cooks – Nigella, Nigel Slater, Jamie Oliver, among others – but there is one lady I adore and she’s not on TV, she’s on Martha’s website: the lovely Sarah Carey. It’s wonderful to watch her around the kitchen, not only because her recipes are delicious but also because she’s too much fun! :) I find her videos very useful, too, for beginners in the cooking department since she’s very thorough with her instructions, showing all the steps of the recipe and giving precious tips. Yes, I’m a fan. :)

These oatmeal cookies are tasty and easy to make, and the combination of lime and coconut is always a winner. The recipe is below but I urge you to watch Sarah bake these – I know you’ll become a fan, too.

Coconut lime oatmeal cookies
from the lovely and fun Sarah Carey

2 ¼ cups (315g) all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine salt
1 cup (226g/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
¾ cup (131g) packed light-brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
2 large eggs
2 cups (180g) rolled oats
1 cup (100g) sweetened flaked coconut, lightly toasted and cooled

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and sugars until pale and creamy, 4 minutes. Beat in vanilla and zest, then the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. On low speed, add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Mix in oats and coconut.
Drop dough in 2-tablespoon-size balls onto prepared sheets, 5cm (2in) apart. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges but still soft in the center, 12-14 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.

Makes 35


Holiday Baker Man said...

A refreshing twist!

Laura (Tutti Dolci) said...

What tasty cookies, these would be perfect with tea!

The Experimental Cook said...

The cookies look too tempting to ignore. But I wonder if I can omit the baking soda since my kid is allergic to it?

Laura Dembowski said...

I love Sarah Carey too! I watched Martha's show everyday and Sarah made many appearances. These cookies sound like a great treat that's easy to make.

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