A small batch of mini Lemon Lime Coconut Sugar Cookies you can make in your toaster oven. They’re crispy, chewy, full of flavor and smell fantastic.
While satisfying a Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookie craving last month we asked you guys to vote for the cookie recipe you wanted to see next. It was a close one but with 42% of the vote these Lemon Lime Coconut Sugar Cookies won. We truly hope you enjoy them, they may be small (2-bites) but are loaded with flavor.
There’s a lot to like in these cookies – crispy edges, tiny chewy middle and quality ingredients that all bring something to the table. The bright flavors of the lemon and lime zest combine with coconut sugar’s caramel-like notes for a seriously tasty little cookie.
Last month, while testing this recipe we visited the zoo with my family. I packed a backpack of better-for-you snacks like hummus, veggies and grapes but tossed in a few of these more indulgent sugary cookies for a fun treat.
Melting atop a double-decker bus in 100 degree weather I handed the bag of cookies to my sister. She passed them around and behind me I could hear a chorus of “Oooh…that’s nice” and “Mmmm.” At that moment I was super thankful to be sitting in the front so no one could see my big goofy grin.
This is a little embarrassing to admit but I get such a rush when my family (especially Tim) enjoys something I’ve made. Even more so if it has whole grains or an unfamiliar ingredient like coconut sugar.
If you’ve never heard of coconut sugar and are wondering “What is this stuff?” According to my bag it’s sugar “made from the nectar of the coconut palm tree flower.” In the last year I’ve seen it popping up in the baking isle at our local grocery stores, Sprouts and Trader Joe’s.
In addition to cookies we’ve used it in No-Stir Toaster Oven Granola and Small Batch Almond Granola instead of brown sugar. If you’ve got some coconut sugar experience please share your favorite ways to use it in the comments. We’d love to try it in more recipes.
A Few Tips for Making Your Lemon Lime Coconut Sugar Cookies:
- Give your dough some space, you can see in the pictures above they will spread a good amount.
- Use a silpat or grease your cookie sheet and let the cookies cool completely before removing them.
- Sprinkle any extra grated citrus peel on top of the cookies before baking for added flavor.
- The dough is super sticky so it’s easiest to use the “two-spoon” method for scooping. Scoop the dough onto one spoon and then use the other spoon to push it onto the cookie sheet.
And if your heart was set on Peanut Butter Cup Cookies (runner-up with 37%) rest easy we’re working to bring you a toaster oven cookie recipe for those too! As always, if you’ve got a special small-batch cookie request leave it in the comments or shoot us an email. We like hearing from you 🙂
Nutritional information is an estimate for a serving of 3 mini cookies.