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Vegan Cinco de Mayo: Margarita Cookies with Lime Coconut Frosting

One of my very favorite food holidays, Cinco de Mayo, is coming up this Monday. I love the standard Mexican fare- tacos, guacamole, enchiladas-but I decided to whip up something a little different to celebrate with this year. Today’s Margarita Cookies with Lime Coconut Frosting are basically a party in your mouth. They are light, fluffy and slightly tangy, making them a perfect dessert to enjoy after a spicy dinner. Fiesta Casserole anyone? Because I love holidays so much, stay tuned for a second Cinco de Mayo recipe tomorrow…

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Margarita Cookies 

makes 10-12 cookies

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 3 tbs agave
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 batch Lime Coconut Frosting (recipe below)
  • optional– dried unsweetened shredded coconut for sprinkling

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Mix together dry ingredients- almond flour, baking soda, salt and lime zest- in a medium bowl. In a small bowl combine wet ingredients- coconut oil, agave, vanilla extract and lime juice.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  4. Roll dough into small balls about 1″ thick and place on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven for 7-10 minutes, until cookies are slightly browned on edges.
  5. Let cookies cool completely. Spread about 2 tsp of Lime Coconut Frosting on each cookie. Put cookies in refrigerator for about 10 minutes to let frosting firm up. Sprinkle with shredded coconut and enjoy!

Lime Coconut Frosting

  • 1/4 cup coconut butter, liquefied
  • 1/4 avocado, mashed
  • 1 tbs agave
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs lime juice

Directions:

  1. To liquefy coconut butter, place jar in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes. Stir until malleable and scoop out desired amount.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.

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