Put the “Lime in the Coconut” Cookies

It’s a well known fact that I love Citrus and Coconut. So when you put them together…WOWZAH!!!

I stumbled upon this recipe on one of my many “research” nights and was instantly drawn in because of its two main ingredients. Sounds like a winner to me! And the icing on the cake? Simple, easy steps. Combine those factors and this gal was a HAPPY CAMPER!

And friends, it really was delish! Imagine a fabulous sugar cookie….light, chewy, slightly crisp from the rolled sugar. And then add the rich flavors of coconut with the bright flavors of lime. Sound amazing? Well it sure was!

Shame on me as I only made a half batch of these goodies–which I often do when testing out recipes. After all, butter isn’t cheap! But after one bite, I totally regretted it. <Sigh>….I guess I’ll have to make it again.

Feel like the Islands are calling you? Why not try these cookies? They are simply delightful….all that’s missing is a pina colada  🙂


Coconut Lime Chewy Sugar Cookies
From Rock Recipe


2¾ Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1½ Cups Granulated Sugar
1 Large Egg
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Zest of one Large Lime
3 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
½ Cup Unsweetened Toasted Coconut
½ Cup Sugar for Rolling Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut.

Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.


6 thoughts on “Put the “Lime in the Coconut” Cookies

  1. yum!! these make my mouth pucker and water at the same time! great idea for a hawaiian or tropical themed party, too.

    1. Hi Joy! Thanks for the kinds words! 🙂

      I saw that you made an Ube/Macapuno Cake. Did you use fresh ube or powdered? I’ve been meaning to experiment with both for an Ube Cupcake and was worried that the fresh ube would weigh down the lightness of the chiffon cake. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated 🙂


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