It was recently my birthday and I baked some birthday treats to bring into the office – oat cookies and gluten-free flapjacks. With some butter and eggs left in the fridge, I decided to bake some treats to celebrate being 26 years and 1 week old.
Lemon & Coconut Cookies
This is a great basic cookie recipe that I have developed based on a recipe from Irish Baking Adventures. If you are a fan of Terry’s Chocolate Orange (which I am), you might like to replace the lemon zest with orange zest and add in 100g dark or milk chocolate chips in place of the coconut. My S’mores Cookies are based on this basic recipe and have been one of the most popular recipes on the blog.
Hope you enjoy!
100g caster sugar
Zest of 2 lemons
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g self-raising flour
50g desiccated coconut
Line two bakes tray with grease proof paper. Preheat the oven to 180C.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy.
Beat in the lemon zest and egg.
Mix in the flour and coconut until combined.
Roll the dough into 11-12 balls, place on the bake trays and bake in the preheated over for 10-12 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly and harden before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.