It’s hot outside (thankfully) so I like to go for citrus flavours for our baking. Somehow chocolate and toffee just end up feeling too heavy. Vegan Lime and Coconut cookies fit the bill perfectly – light, fluffy and full of that great citrus zing. Vegan Lime and Coconut cookies are a classic paring, the tartness of the lime combines beautifully with the sweetness of the Coconut. We like our cookies with a lot of Lime, you can cut it back to 3 tablespoons of Lime zest for a slightly less tart cookie.
We roll these cookies in granulated sugar, and then icing sugar as it gives the cookies a nice crunch on the outside. The dough is very soft, so if you prefer you can do these as drop cookies and omit the sugar coating.
Vegan Lime and Coconut Cookies
- 3 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 3 tbsp Sifted Icing Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Dairy-Free Margarine
- 3/4 Cup Caster Sugar (use granulated if you don't have caster)
- 4 Limes Zest
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 3/4 Cups Self Raising Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 3 heaped tbsp Desiccated Coconut
- Put the granulated sugar on one plate, and the sifted icing sugar on another for when you are ready to make the cookies.
- Preheat your oven to 170°C 350°F.
- Cream the caster sugar and dairy-free margarine until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Mix in the lime zest, juice and vanilla.
- Add in the flour, coconut, baking powder and salt.
- Mix until you have a soft dough.
- Using a teaspoon roll the dough into small balls and then roll each ball in the granulated sugar first, followed by the icing sugar.
- Place on a greased baking tray with enough room to spread and these cookies do flatten out when they bake.
- Bake for 10 minutes until lightly brown around the edges and cool for 2-3 minutes on the tray before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. These cookies are quite soft when they come out of the oven so they do need time to cool on the tray.
If you fancy some chocolate instead then check out our Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.