Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2012
Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies are spectacular. My hat’s off to Tamara Leigh: The Kitchen Novelist for sharing this great tasting cookie on her website a few weeks ago. As I was drooling over the tastes of lemon, coconut, and pecans I decided I would try this cookie as part of my Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year. Boy, am I glad I did. The smells of coconut and lemon permeated my kitchen and dining room for hours. I loved it!
These cookies have a delectable lemon essence to die for. I found the results spectacular (and I think my recipients will too!) This cookie is so easy to make it will be a very welcome addition to your Christmas cookie baking since it doesn’t have tons of intricate steps like so many Christmas cookies do. Lemon juice and real lemon zest amp up the flavors in this cookie astronomically.
You get a lot of bang for your buck with this recipe and, actually, it’s quite economical to make. So you may want to try this delicious jewel as part of your baking this Christmas season. Your family and friends will be so very glad you did.
When I initially published this recipe back in December 2012 for my Christmas Cookie Extravaganza, it was back in the early months of my blog and my pictures were too busy with Christmas decorations and not clear enough due to use of an iPhone 3 camera (which was all I had at the time).
I recently remade these cookies (August 2015) for friends who were moving to a new home and took some new pictures which better reflect the texture of Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies. Our friends put some of the cookies in the freezer and pulled them out a week later for a baby shower. Everyone raved over them! You will too.
Making up a batch of Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies is holiday baking at its finest!
Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies are wonderful cookies for gift giving and sharing with friends at holiday parties.
Here’s a close up view of this extraordinary cookie! You may want to nibble on a couple of them before you offer them to your friends.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add sugar, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Mix all the ingredients together with an electric mixer. You can see the flecks of lemon peel in the dough at this point.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add coconut and pecans.
Stir all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Don’t use an electric mixer or it will toughen the cookies.
Scoop dough with an ice cream scoop or cookier scooper and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 or until done. Mine may have taken a little longer.
Don’t Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies look yummy?
These cookies are easy to make and great to serve any time of the year.
Here’s the recipe.
LEMON COCONUT PECAN COOKIES
(Recipe adapted from Tamara Leigh: The Kitchen Novelist)
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 3 tsp. lemon zest
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 3 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens cookies)
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup coconut
- Mix butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, baking powder, and baking soda with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Stir in flour, pecans and coconut with a wooden spoon.
- Bake 10-12 minutes at 350° or until done.
This is my private stash.
Lemon Coconut Pecan cookies are wonderful for holiday or tailgating parties or anytime of the year since you can find the ingredients all year round.
Here’s a close up so you can salivate over these amazing cookies. Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies are such beautiful and spectacular cookies – and economical too! Put them on your holiday baking list.