07 June 2013

Lime-Pepita-Coconut Cookies

I've had some pepitas hanging around and decided to make some cookies with them. I played around with some recipes, and this is the second batch:

Lime-Pepita-Coconut Cookies:

¼ cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
seeds from ⅓ of a vanilla bean
zest of 2 limes
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 oz. lime juice (about one lime if fresh) [lemon also works]
1 cup unbleached flour
¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
½  cup pepitas, toasted and roughly chopped
cup shredded coconut
½  teaspoon baking soda
½  teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Blend the butter, vanilla, zest and oil and then cream that with the sugar. Add the egg, blend, and then add the lime juice. In a separate bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, salt, pepitas and coconut. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl and incorporate.

I shaped these using a #70 scoop (½ oz), which seems ideal. Press into disks. Bake for 10-11 minutes until set, but not brown. Makes about 3 dozen 2¼-inch cookies.

(These are modified from Impeccable Taste).

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