Papa John and Mrs. Nice are staying with us for a couple of weeks and Papa John is a cookie fiend so I figured I’d whip up a batch of something a little bit different to keep him occupied for a while. This recipe is adapted from one I found in Everyday Food.
Preheat your oven to 350°F and line some baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
Then, in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together 1 cup butter with 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 3/4 cup packed brown sugar.
Beat them for about 4 minutes, until fluffy and pale.
Slide in 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons vanilla, and 1 250g package plain cream cheese (at room temperature) and beat that up as well.
Beat in the flour mixture gradually, then mix in 1 1/2 cups dessicated coconut (you can toast this ahead of time if you wish — I didn’t).
And 2 tablespoons freshly grated lime zest.
Aaaand 1 1/2 cups rolled oats.
Get that all combined.
Use a soup spoon to dollop quantities of dough onto your baking sheet. They won’t spread too much but leave lots of space around them in any case. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, for 12-14 minutes.
Leave on the pan for a few minutes after removing from the oven so the cookies can solidify, then carefully scoop them onto a wire rack to cool completely. Seal in an airtight container to maintain freshness.