Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Key Lime Cookie Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches



This dessert recipe for Key Lime Cookie Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches is the perfect summer treat with the flavors of key lime pie.


Over the long weekend, I baked up a new cookie recipe and paired it with frozen yogurt for a sweet treat after dining outdoors. It took a few batches to get this cookie right but I think the recipe is going to become a summer favorite - Key Lime Cookies with the flavors of my favorite pie.


I love the sweet, tart flavor and creamy filling of key lime pie. For the past few years K and I have taken a weekend trip to southwest Florida to spend time with family. On these trips we always enjoy a key lime pie. During our visit earlier this year, we stopped by the South Naples Citrus Grove for oranges and other treats. I found a bottle of key lime juice and I have been waiting for months to find the right recipe to use it. Key lime pie isn't quite the same outside of Florida!


These Key Lime Cookies include lime flavor from key lime juice and lots of lime zest and pie flavor from crushed graham crackers. If you don't have access to key lime juice, the juice from regular limes will work just as well. I made frozen yogurt sandwiches with these cookies using delicious Kemps Yo² frozen yogurt, purchased at Jewel-Osco.


I picked up two flavors of frozen yogurt: Yo² Salty Caramel Cookie Crunch and Yo² Cold Brewed Coffee. Both flavors work well for my Key Lime Cookie Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches. You can find Yo² in the ice cream aisle at Jewel-Osco. Find a $1 off Jewel-Osco coupon for Kemps Yo² frozen yogurt here.


Yo² frozen yogurt is a "clean label" product, with no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and no artificial growth hormones. Good thing both frozen yogurt flavors fit in the beverage holders on baby C's stroller ;)


Making these frozen yogurt sandwiches is easy. Wait for your Key Lime Cookies to cool and use approximately half of an ice cream scoop for each sandwich. It works best for the Yo² frozen yogurt to be slightly soft.

Here's a quick recipe video for these Key Lime Cookies!



Key Lime Cookie Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches
Yields: 22 cookies {11 sandwiches}

Ingredients:
12 graham cracker sheets
1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons lime juice
Zest of two limes
1/3 cup melted coconut oil OR butter

2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 Tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon salt 

Directions:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
*Add graham cracker sheets to a food processor and mix until the sheets turn into crumbs. Add whole wheat flour, sugar, baking soda, lime zest and salt. Mix until combined.
*In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and add lime juice, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and milk. Mix until combined.
*Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until combined. Stir in coconut flakes.
*Bake for 11 minutes.

Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches:
*Wait for the cookies to cool. Add 1/2 scoop of frozen yogurt between two cookies. Gently press the cookies together to create a sandwich. Eat or freeze immediately.

{Adapted from the Kitchn's recipe for Graham Cracker Cookies}

Don't forget to download a $1 off coupon to try Kemps Yo² frozen yogurt yourself!

2 comments:

  1. Summer perfection! I used to be obsessed with key lime pie!

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