Lime Bites – Biscotti Style

You are getting ready for the company coming (translate: New Year’s Eve Party) and you need a simple dessert. This,  my friend, is the one.  It is delectable and has the same irrestible crunch of the store-bought variety…..only better.

 

  • 1  1/4 cups flour
  • 1  1/4 cups fine cornmeal (not corn flour)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 coarse salt
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1  1/2 cups sweetened coconut
  • 2 tbsp. grated lime zest
  • 12 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • Sanding Sugar  (by CK Products)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.

Beat the butter in electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until really fluffy. This should take 3-4 minutes….seriously!

Beat the eggs one at a time, and slowly add the flour mixture and beat until combined. Add the coconut, zest and 6 oz. of the chocolate until evenly distributed.

Drop very generous tsp. of dough, spaced 1 inch apart , on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 18-21 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking time and let cool on racks.

In a bowl over simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring to ensure it has melted and is smooth. Remove from the heat and dip the bottom of the cookies in the chocolate, making sure  to scrape the excess off . Set back on the parchment lined cookie sheets and refrigerate until totally set  (about 30 minutes).

Yum…you will never buy that rock hard stuff from the store again….EVER!

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