Do you ever dance around your kitchen while you gobble up cookies that you are baking? No?!?! Well then you haven't tried these babies! Seriously delicious.
You'll dance as you are juicing and zesting the fresh lime - because it smells so fresh and good. Then when they are baked to a golden-chewy-crisp and you taste them you'll do another dance cause they are so mouthwatering delicious. And then you'll do an extra little jig because you made them with whole wheat flour - and you feel validated for eating more! Oh yeah!
Oatmeal Coconut-Lime Chewies
1 C. granulated sugar
1 C. brown sugar
1 C. butter, softened to room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 lime zested and juiced
2 1/2+ C. whole wheat flour
(if it seems to sticky from the lime juice (some limes are juicier than others) add a few Tbsp - 1/4 C. flour)
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup quick oats
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl cream together the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or lined (silpat or parchment) baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are set but not overly browned. If you want them crispier bake a few minutes longer.
Recipe Source: www.melskitchencafe.com with adaptations by Alycia R.