The mr was being awesome and spent the afternoon in the pantry adding a few finishing touches I requested ( more shelves and more supports) There really isn't enough room in there for the both of us and the air compressor, but I needed to be close by to tell him what to do (in a non annoying way) so I figured the best way I could help was to be in the kitchen and make cookies. That's helpful right? Answer is yes, cookies are always helpful.
It's been a while since I made cookies and I am pretty sure that these were the first cookies that I have made in this kitchen which seems crazy and I should go on a cookie making binge. I finally moved all of my food and baking stuff over from the loft so now I can bake on a whim. Cookies, cakes, bread... whatever I want whenever I want. It is so nice having my baking things all around me. I feels like home.
And I think from now on whenever we have a house project that I am not to interested in doing (like we need to empty and clean out he basement) I will just make cookies instead. I'll be like "Oh, I could help with that or....I can make you favorite cookies" (with a wink, wink and a kissy face) We will see if that floats with the mr. I'll let you know.
The stuff. Coconut flour, regular flour, and a little bit of salt. Sugar, coconut oil, ground chia seeds with water and a lime.
Zest the limeand mix into the flour. Add the juice to the chia seeds.
Mix together the chia seeds, sugar and melted coconut oil until evenly combined
Then dump dry into wet and mix until it turns into dough.
Take any liberties in shape you want here. I rolled some into balls and some I made into hearts. These cookies don't spread so pretty much any shape you make it's going to stay that way. Just make sure to smoosh the doughwith you hand or a fork to an even 1/2 inch so it bakes evenly.
Once the baking sheet is full, stick it in the preheated oven.
12-15 minutes laterthe kitchen smells all nice and the cookies are golden and ready. Stick them on a rack to cool.
Oh but wait, why not add some chocolate drizzle. Easy easy. Justmelt some chocolate chips with a bit of coconut oil.
And drizzle it all like yeah
Sweet coconut lime goodness. My pantry is all done and the mr got some love cookies. All in a days work.
Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies
makes about 12-15 cookies
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted and cooled)
- 1 lime (juice and zest)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons plus 4 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips and teaspoon coconut oil for drizzling (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
In a medium bowl, whisk the flours, the salt and the zest of the lime. After zesting lime, juice it and mix2 tablespoons of the juice into the chia seeds along with the water. In a separate larger bowl, mix together the sugar and coconut oil until combined then mix in the chia seeds. Dump the dry mixture into the wet and mix until combined and dough has formed.
Roll cookie dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place on cookie sheet and about 1/2 inch smoosh flat with either your hand or a fork. If you want, shape the dough into a shape (like a heart) just make sure to flatten it so it bakes evenly. The cookies don't spread so you can place then really close together on the cookie sheet. Place i oven and bake for about 13-15 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are a nice deep golden brown. Place cookies on a wire rack to cool. Now they don't need it, but I was told the chocolate drizzle was awesome...
Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and place in microwave at 30 second intervals until the chocolate and oil can be mixed together into a drizzable consistency. Now take that and drizzle all over tops of cookies.
Eat. Store uneaten cookies in airtight container