Yummy Lemon-Coconut Pixies

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Hello! Here is a great recipe to make a yummy, light cookie that is great for anytime! Enjoy :) 

Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
1/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
powdered sugar

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

Gather and measure out all of your ingredients! 

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
powdered sugar

Utensils:
large mixing bowl
teaspoon and tablespoon
small bowl
measuring cups
spoon


Step 2: How to Pick/Zest a Lemon

 When choosing a lemon that you will be zesting, look for the nicest 'skin' because that is the part you will be using. I usually smell the fruit after checking it for blemishes and bruises to smell if it is the perfect ripeness. You can tell this by seeing if the lemon smells yummy like a lemon, or an orange smells like a juicy orange! (Just a tip) 

To zest the lemon, first wash it. It is also a good idea to buy organic, but I will leave that up to you! Use a fine grater to rub the skin of the lemon. The first picture is my zesting, and the second is the comparison of a zested lemon vs. a non zested lemon. (Zest to the almost-white part.)

Step 3: Mix

In this step, we will be beating together the butter, sugar, eggs, and lemon in a large bowl. The mixture will get thick. 

tip: When mixing together liquids and powders, it is a good idea to first mix together the powder (sugar and lemon for us) to create a valley in the center where the liquids will be poured into. As shown in the picture below. 

Step 4: More Mixing

 In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

I personally found it easier to mix everything together in the measuring cup to have less dishes :) 

Step 5: Adding

 Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until blended and smooth. This will be a little thick! Stir in coconut once blended well. 

Step 6: Waiting

 Cover the dough and let sit in the refrigerator for about an hour or until firm enough to handle. (We will be rolling the dough into balls.)

Step 7: Roll

 Grab a spoon and two plates.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. (on one plate) 
Roll the bolls in the powdered sugar (on the other plate)

TIP:
Wash your hands often, or your hands will get too sticky to form the balls properly. Also, shape all the dough before rolling them all in the powdered sugar, this will cut back on time. 

Place the balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. You should be able to fit a dozen at a time. Press them down a little to help them bake evenly. 

Step 8: Bake

 Heat the oven to 300 degrees. 

Bake for 15 minutes.

Tip: Take off the cookie sheet as soon as you take them out of the oven to let them cool faster. 

Step 9: ENJOY! :)

 Time to eat!! 

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    guyindasky

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I live at an altitude of 7,000 ft...any suggestions on ingredients so that they come out right?

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    johnkid

    9 years ago on Introduction

     I made these using some of the lemon zest, about only 1 teaspoon, and squeezed in some of the juice (it was 11pm and i didnt want to zest a lemon all night long lol)

    they turned out great!!! they are absolutely delicious! :)

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    beccalalbrandjohnkid

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Thanks for the comment, I will have to try that next time!!! did you use less of something else to account for the lemon juice? 

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    johnkidbeccalalbrand

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     i added a little bit more flour to the dough... my dough appeared a little more wet than in your pictures, so i baked them longer about 5 more minutes.. and they formed an amazing chewy crust! :)

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    beccalalbrandjohnkid

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Awesome, I'm glad it worked out. You got the same chewy crust that I get, I think its what makes the cookies so awesome! Im going to try your way next time and see how it goes! 

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    megtalley

    9 years ago on Introduction

     mmmm they look delicious! thanks for sharing- i'm always looking for new baked things to make

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     if we have class tomorrow, I will bring them in so you can have some! They are yummy and super easy to make! 

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    ChrysN

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Lemon and coconut sound great and only a 1/4 cup of butter, that is light. Nice!

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    beccalalbrandChrysN

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Thank you! Yeah, the butter is very light making the cookies feel light (so you can eat 4 or 5 and not feel bad!) :) enjoy!