Guava Cookies

These cookies have a guava-cream cheese filling and have a hint of lime and coconut.

Guava Cookies

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. coconut milk powder
  • 1 3/4 c. All-Purpose flour

For the Guava-Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 oz./1/4 c. guava paste
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • Juice of 1 lime
Guava Cookie Dough

Yields Approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies using tablespoon-sized scoops of dough.

For the Cookies

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl, then add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix to combine. In a bowl, mix together the baking powder, baking soda, salt, coconut milk powder, and flour. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients a little at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Chill dough for 30-45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take each scoop of dough and roll lightly in hands. Place dough on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and then make an indent in the dough using thumb. Fill each dough ball with a teaspoon of guava-cream cheese filling. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.

For the Guava-Cream Cheese Filling

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the guava paste in the microwave, about 35-60 seconds. Let guava paste cool. Beat cream cheese and egg until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the guava paste, lime zest, lime juice, and powdered sugar. Beat to combine. Set aside.

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