Lemon Coconut Crinkle Cookies

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I think we can all agree that things haven’t exactly been great lately.  Every time I turn on the news it’s like a punch in the gut.
I mean really can we fast forward? We have needed a little sunshine the past downer weeks and you know it. In the words of The Onion- anyone with a set of working eyes and ears would agree enough’s enough here.

So my plan of action is Lemon Coconut Crinkle Cookies. They are like big smiley faces via a yummy treat. I mean look at them- how could these not brighten your day despite everything that’s been going on.

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This recipe came from Chocolate Moosey.

Another reason this recipe will make you happy is how incredibly easy they are to make.

You’ll need:

0.75 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp kosher salt
2 tablespoons butter (room temp)
0.5 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1 egg
0.5 cup sweetened coconut
Powdered sugar

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and creamy.

Beat in the egg then gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the coconut. Smile because that’s it.

You won't feel like this is enough dough but let's get a positive attitude going I promise it's enough.

You won’t feel like this is enough dough but let’s get a positive attitude going I promise it’s enough.

Chill the dough for one hour.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in powdered sugar. Place 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake for 15-18 minutes in a 300 degree oven.

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Let cool before moving to a cooling rack. These are chewy and tart and sweet and yummy.  Cheer up.

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