What do we have here?! A cookie recipe from me that isn’t for choc chip cookies? Who knew that was possible?! Thanks to a glut of limes from the family tree though, it’s true…here is a recipe for LIME cookies! Not a drop of chocolate in sight (sorry…).
2 cups almond meal
1/4 cup protein powder, coconut (desiccated/shredded/flour), or more almond meal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 – 5 limes (zest and juice)
1/3 cup nut butter (I use almond, brazil, cashew nut – ABC butter)
1/4 cup liquid sweetener (I use maple syrup and date paste)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut butter
2 – 3 tbs coconut yogurt (optional)
- Preheat the oven at 170 c
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl
- In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together. Make sure the nut butter and oil are melted/runny
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry and combine well.
- Depending on the juiciness of your limes, you may need to adjust the mix until you have a cookie dough texture by adding more almond meal/coconut/protein powder, or by adding more juice.
- Roll the mix into balls and place onto a tray lined with baking paper
- Press your thumb into the centre of each ball. You want a deep dent that does not extend to the edges
- Pop into the oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until firm and starting to brown
Remove and allow to cool
- Melt the coconut butter and add to a bowl
- Add the zest and juice of the lime. Adjust until you reach your preferred amount of ‘limeiness’
- Stir the mixture until smooth
- If you want a smooth, creamy texture, add yogurt
- If you want a sweeter icing, add liquid sweetener
- When the cookies have cooled, scoop dollops of the icing into the dents in the cookies
- Store in an airtight container. If you pop them in the fridge, the icing will set, and the cookies will keep longer
So, what do we think? I feel the fact our limes fill three quarters of the fruit drawer forcing a deviation from my cookie favs was not a bad thing! Now…let me put the kettle on and I’ll just confirm that. You can’t be too sure…
Happy baking, and if the lime tree gives you too many limes, make lime cookies!!