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Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookie Recipe

Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookie Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo! What are your party plans? We hope you are celebrating with good food and fun. If you need a few last minute menu ideas, check out our favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes.

Yes, I am posting another lime recipe. My Baking Addiction made me do it. When I saw her post that started out with, “Are you a lime lover?” I knew I was in trouble. Especially because it was a cookie recipe.  I tried to ignore the post, but it kept popping up in my mind at the most random times. These cookies were begging to be baked.

Over the weekend, I made a batch and I don’t know if I should love these cookies or hate them. They are DIVINE! So divine that I didn’t want to share. I took one bite and immediately knew I was in big trouble. Josh was outside doing yard work, so the question was-do I hurry and hide the cookies or share my divine discovery?

Josh ended up coming in the house to grab a drink and smelled the cookies. He quickly grabbed a freshly baked cookie from the cooling rack. Of course he loved them. They are soft, chewy, with a hint of toasted coconut, and the perfect kick of lime. What is not to love? Especially for lime lovers, like us.

I could go on and on about how fabulous these cookies are, but instead, go make a batch. You will see! Make them today to end your Cinco de Mayo party with a sweet bang!

And if you are wondering if I would of shared the cookies with Josh if he didn’t come inside-of course I would of:)

Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookie Recipe on

Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

We love these soft and chewy sugar cookies. The coconut and lime make them extra special!


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of one large lime
3 tbsp lime juice
½ cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy. This will take a couple of minutes.
4. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest. Mix until well combined.
5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut. Mix until combined, don't over mix.
6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of cookie dough into balls. Put sugar in a small bowl and roll cookie dough balls in the sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. The cookies will start to crack a little bit.
8. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes. Move cookies to a cooling rack.

*Note-to toast the coconut-place coconut on lined baking sheet. Bake for 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees. Tossing a couple of times. Remove from oven when coconut is light brown.*

Recipe from Rock Recipes and seen on My Baking Addiction

If you like these lime cookies, you might also like:

Lime Coconut Snowballs from Two Peas and Their Pod
Oatmeal Cookies with Lime, Coconut, and White Chocolate from Two Peas and Their Pod
Lime Meltaway Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
White Chocolate Lime Cookies from Evil Shenanigans
Lime Cookies from Honey & Jam

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127 Responses to “Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookie Recipe”

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  1. sugarlens — May 5, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    I love your food photography! And those cookies look great too.

  2. beth — May 5, 2010 @ 4:58 am

    Great photo – I’ve been waiting for these after I saw you made them on twitter

  3. Kathy @ The Sugar Queen — May 5, 2010 @ 5:09 am

    I love citrus, too! These cookies look great!

  4. Erica — May 5, 2010 @ 5:18 am

    oh goodness- you know my Josh will love these too! What a fabulous treat! Happy Cinco De Mayo to you too! We’re going out tonight with friends (one of which is a Charleston area blogger :)).

    Glad you’re enjoying the new pump release- it is a total butt kicker!

  5. Julia — May 5, 2010 @ 5:26 am

    So glad you made these, they look GREAT!

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet — May 5, 2010 @ 5:29 am

    Lime + coconut = my favorite flavors. These sound amazing!

  7. Meghan — May 5, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    I love chewy sugar cookies, and adding lime and coconut is such a great idea to take a sugar cookie to a new level. These look beautiful too!

  8. I need to make these ASAP….lime & coconut are two of my favorite flavors. Add chewy cookie to the mix- I’m sold :)

  9. Becky O. — May 5, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    okay, these sound delicious. lime and coconut are also a favorite combination of mine.

    …i love the sweet little button mums you used in the photograph!

  10. Amy(Super Healthy Kids) — May 5, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    Oh great… I just made a committment to myself to NOT make cookies ( I eat way too many). But this one is going to haunt me until I make them., they sound so good! My kids will be so glad!

  11. Stephanie (Fresh Tart) — May 5, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    Printed this recipe, can’t wait to make them! They sound incredible, all of my favorite flavors, yum.

  12. megan — May 5, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    I saw these cookies too and bookmarked them! It’s between these cookies and a lime coconut bar. Decisions, decisions!!! Stumbled! 😉

  13. bridget {bake at 350} — May 5, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    These DO sound terrific! Love the combo of coconut & lime! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo…and maybe with a Corona?!? :)

  14. elle — May 5, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    WANT! I also looove lime and chewy cookies. I know you made these just for me. :)

  15. Jenny Flake — May 5, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    YUM and Gorgeous….I think that sums these beauties up!!

  16. Jan — May 5, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    Your photos are ‘always’ fantastic!
    I will have to give these a go – they look amazing. I love the idea of lime and coconut!

  17. DessertForTwo — May 5, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    I saw these on My Baking Addiction and added them to ‘must make’ list. Now that they’re catching on, they must move to the top of the list! :)

  18. Kate — May 5, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    These sound awesome! Your photo of the limes is absolutely beautiful. I need to get better with my food photography!

  19. Tracy — May 5, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    Yum! These are perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

  20. Shannon — May 5, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    fabulous flavor combo, and love that they are chewy!!

  21. LilSis — May 5, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    I love a chewy cookie and the lime and coconut combo sounds awesome!

  22. Double Dipped Life — May 5, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    Okay, I’ve been wanting to make cookies the last few days… these are the winner! Thanks!

  23. Amanda — May 5, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    Yum, those look tasty. I love the combo of lime and coconut.

  24. Mary — May 5, 2010 @ 8:51 am

    These look wonderful, Maria. You can never get too much lime. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  25. Sara — May 5, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    How appropriate for Cinco de Mayo! :) They look delish.

  26. Cupcake Activist — May 5, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    At first I thought these flavors didn’t sound too great, but the more I thought about them I realized that these are probably amazing cookies. I might have to try. Thanks!

  27. polwig — May 5, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    It seems like lime and coconut is the theme for Cinco de Mayo… these cookies look delishious and I love the ones with white chocolate also.

  28. Jennie — May 5, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    Love the combination of these flavors, and those cookies look so lovely. Can’t wait to give the recipe a try.

  29. Megan — May 5, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    I really love those little lime cookies with the powdered sugar… I think they’re called lime meltaways, so I am betting I would love these as well. The texture looks great! Agh! Now I’m craving cookies! Hmm.. I need some limes… and I think I have everything else in the house…

  30. Rosa — May 5, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    OMG, those look so beautiful and must taste heavenly!



  31. Lori — May 5, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    I absolutely love your coconut and lime creations. These sound fantastic! They will be made in my kitchen at some point this summer. Ah, the lime and coconut. So delicious!

  32. Emily — May 5, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    I have all these ingredients on hand and it IS Cinco de Mayo–bring on the cookies!

  33. Lime and coconut in a sugar cookie sounds awesome!

  34. Cookin' Canuck — May 5, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

    Another great cookie recipe from you, Maria. I love the flavors!

  35. Sarah — May 5, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    Mmm. I have some limes… I think I will make these!

  36. Mary Ann — May 5, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    I really want to try these cookies- hopefully this weekend. They look so good and I love a chewy cookie, plus the combo of lime and coconut is a fave.
    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  37. Barbara Bakes — May 5, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    I love your coconut lime cake. I’m sure I’d love this cookie too.

  38. Joanne — May 5, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    Thanks for the warning! I am a total coconut-lime addict. These may be dangerous. But I laugh in the face of danger.

  39. grace — May 5, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    these clever cookies look so soft and chewy and sound so refreshing and tasty! lime and coconut is a combination of which i shall never tire. :)

  40. Katrina — May 5, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

    Yum! And they look perfect!
    I made the lime/coconut cake you posted a long while back and it was great. Now I’ll have to try these cookies.

    • twopeas replied: — May 5th, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

      Katrina and Barbara-that is a good lime cake. I need to make it again and soon!

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