Well Sunday was a bit of a miserable day in my house as my children all  seemed down in the dumps and I think it is because they are back to school today. I was looking forward to them going back but I know the school runs are going to be a killer. I had a really lazy day yesterday as I decided all the work could wait till today when the house is empty of children and husband. So far I have managed to clean the house up and I am even practicing making Chocolate Macarons. It is quite a detailed method for baking these little sweet treats so they are not in the oven yet as I have to leave them till they crust over a bit but so far so good. I know I have missed “National Chocolate Macaron Day” but better late than never. 🙂

Saturday evening was spent researching “Macaron” recipes and now I am confused. There are so many different recipes around for making these little morsels of Mmmmness.  I have picked a couple of recipes which I think I can merge together and see what happens. Fingers crossed as I am a novice at baking Macarons so let’s see what happens.

From the Friday baking, the Blondies which I am going to call Cappuccino Blondies due to the coffee and white chocolate combination I used in the recipe. These were a big hit and were all gone by Saturday lunch time.  The Lemon Flapjack is nearly all gone and is getting better with time rather like a fine wine. As for the Lime & Coconut Cookies, a few neighbours and my husband tasted them and enjoyed them. They have a crunch and crispness about them and the lime and coconut are both refreshing flavours to combine in a cookie. I am sharing the recipe for these Weightwatcher Cookies and see how easy they are to make.  I am adding this recipe to my blog as I am quite proud of it.

A Lime & Coconut Cookie Recipe

Recipe by V.DaleCourse: Healthy and special diets, Recipes, Sweet TreatsCuisine: Cookies, Healthy and special dietsDifficulty: Easy


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You can change the flavours to suit your own tastes.


  • 50g soft margarine

  • 50g caster sugar

  • 100g plain flour

  • 1 Lime (zest and 2 tsp of juice)

  • 25g dessicated coconut


  • Preheat the oven to Gas 6.
  • Line a baking tray.
  • In a mixing bowl, weigh out the ingredients for the cookies except for the lime and coconut.
  • Rub the fat into the flour and sugar.
  • Add the coconut, lime juice and zest and mix together to form a dough.
  • Roll out the dough and cut out the cookies (makes 10 standard size cookies).
  • Transfer to the baking tray and place in the oven for 15 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack.


  • Nutritionally, one of these cookies contains 110 calories, 5.7g total fat (7% daily total fat), 14g total carbohydrate (5% daily total carbohydrate), 0.8g fibre (3% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).

This is the nutritional information for the Lime and Coconut Cookies which I baked on Friday from an old Weightwatchers recipe which I found. This recipe came from when I first started at the market stall but I had forgotten about. This recipe it states that the cookies have “1/2 a sin” each which isn’t bad (I don’t think). Back in the day when I sold them at the stall they were bigger and very popular.

The sugar, calories and carbohydrate content of these cookies is reasonably low compared to some cookie recipes I have seen. The fat content is quite high due to the fat used in the recipe. You could add more fibre into the recipe by using wholemeal flour instead of the plain flour. I am not sure what these cookies would taste like if you did change the flour. Also, gluten free flour could be used so maybe I will try that next with this recipe.

These cookies are egg free, lupin free, almost sugar free 🙂 and soybean free.

Back to the Chocolate Macarons, they are in the oven and I have just swapped the trays around. The little feet at the base of the Macarons are forming on them so I must have done something right. I need to decide if I should leave them in the oven for an hour when I switch the oven off as some recipes suggest. However another recipe suggests removing them now and try to take them off the tray when they are cold. Decisions, decisions. As I say there are many different recipes out there on the internet. I have already made a dark chocolate ganache to fill the Chocolate Macarons with and it is in the fridge cooling and thickening as I write.

I will share some photos later with the final result of these Chocolate Macarons and let you know if I will changing anything in the recipe when I try them again.