Costa Rica Cost of Living Update: 150 grams of coconut flakes — $2
Paradise cookies (or Coconut-Lemon Cookies)
What’s better than cookies? Paradise Cookies made in Costa Rica at The Happier House. And if you don’t like cookies, well, watch anyway for the snazzy banter. I made this recipe while Rob was fighting a wasp nest. The duel ended in a draw.
What I love about this cookie recipe—besides the fact that it’s easy—is that the flavors are not overpowering. You don’t have to be a serious coconut lover or lemon fan to enjoy them. They have a light crispness to them. Great for grownups and kids. Awesome with a nice strong cup of coffee.
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter (one stick actually) softened
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
½ tsp lemon zest if you are using a real lemon if not you can leave this out
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 ½ cups sweetened coconut flakes