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Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 48 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Sweet and chewy, with bits of coconut and tangy lemon zest, these Lemon Coconut Cookies are quite possibly the most perfect cookie for spring or year-round!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, oil and both sugars.
  4. Add the eggs and mix well.
  5. Mix in vanilla and lemon extracts.
  6. Add the baking soda and cream of tartar and mix.
  7. Add the flour one cup at a time, mixing between additions.
  8. Stir in coconut and lemon zest and mix until combined.
  9. Drop by spoonfuls (about 2 tablespoons) onto prepared pans – leave several inches between cookies.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden and the cookies are still fairly light in color.
  11. Store cooled cookies in an air tight container.

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 35.1 mg
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.9 mg

Keywords: lemon coconut cookies