Monday, May 24

Cream Cheese, Coconut and Lime Cookies

I really love routine. It can be hard to get that when life gets busy sometimes but I always try to keep things fairly predictable, it helps children know what to expect. I love to cook and so Monday's are my baking day so my girls and hubby have something yummy to eat at school and work. Today I baked some cookies and a butterscotch and peanut slice. I thought I would share with you the cookie recipe. It ended up making 48 biscuits so it's a great recipe to hopefully last to the end of the week but I usually end up baking something again towards the end of the week because everything is already eaten. I hope you enjoy them!


250g butter, softened

90g soft cream cheese

1 tablespoon finely grated lime rind

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs

1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 cup self-raising flour

1/2 cup desiccated coconut


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees/160 degrees celsius fan forced. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
2. Beat butter, cream cheese, rind and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Transfer mixture to large bowl; stir in sifted flours and coconut, in two batches.

3. Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls, place about 3cm apart on trays; flatten slightly. Bake about 15 minutes; cool on trays.

*I used heaped teaspoons of mixture and ended up making about 48 biscuits.

It might be a bit quiet on the blog front this week because we have used up most of our internet usage but I'll be back next week ready for more blog surfing. Have a wonderful week.


  1. yuuuummmmmoooo
    will give these a go, you are such a good baker, they always look perfect! lucky family

  2. HI Catherine, The bickies look very yummy. I have started to get into more of a routine with baking as well. I am trying to only bake once a week and freezing things that are suitable. I popped by yesterday and wrote out two of your recipes, both slices. I made them up, and just wanted to say thanks for sharing. They are very nice. The boys and hubby loved them.

    Will make a big batch of bickies tomorrow and freeze them. Hopefully that will keep us going until next week again. ;-)

    Hope you have a lovely week.
    Cheers, Deb

  3. Hey Catherine, your new blog layout looks great! As does your new hairdo and these cookies. But gosh your Molly wins my heart every time I visit your space! She must make you want to be at home all the time.

  4. Ooh, these sound delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will definitely have to try it. I also just noticed Molly - very cute.

  5. Catherine, these sound delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!! I have passed on an award to you, so don't forget to check next week when you get back online. Have a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

  6. These sound delicious Catherine - I love anything coconut/citrus. Will give them a go soon. You are so good with your baking - your girls and hubby are very lucky xx


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