Lemon Coconut Pixies

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  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and lemon peel in large bowl until well blended.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to lemon mixture, beating until blended. Stir in coconut.
  4. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are set.
  7. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  8. Store in tightly covered container in cool, dry place.

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