Lime in the Coconut Sugar Cookies

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Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies are super flavorful and delicious. The sweet coconut gives them an amazing extra layer of flavor.

coconut lime cookies, stacked


Chad and I have been brainstorming cookie ideas for a while.  He really wanted lime and coconut sugar cookies, which sounded very peculiar to me.  But, I searched for inspiration anyway. 

I ran across a recipe from Rock Recipes that drew me in – chewy and delicious, with a sugar coating.  I adapted the recipe to suit our tastes and what came out of the oven is almost indescribable.

First let me say, Chad has confiscated the cookies (apparently he thought being I got the pan of “that must have been good” Captain Morgan’s Banana Rum Cake we were even).

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

They are so flavorful and delicious.  The lime is perfect without knocking you over the head.  The coconut gives it an extra layer of flavor.  These are on the favorites list and we will definitely be making these again.  I am thinking of adding them to our Christmas baskets this year.  Why not? 


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lime coconut sugar cookies stacked on a bread board

Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Donna Elick
Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies are super flavorful and delicious. The sweet coconut gives them an amazing extra layer of flavor.
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 60 1 tablespoon cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of two large limes, finely minced (approximately 1 ½ teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you haven’t already toasted your coconut just put a layer of coconut on a cookie sheet and bake it at 350° F for 6-8 minutes. Watch out. It can burn quickly.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand or electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest. Beat until well combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut. Mix until combined, do not over mix.
  • Roll rounded one tablespoon scoops of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. I can get about 20 to a jelly roll pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
  • Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks. Serve and enjoy!
  • Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything who found it on My Baking Addiction who found it on Rock Recipes.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 79cal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 64mg | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published September 2012.

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