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Recipe for Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies

Recipe for Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies

A couple of weeks ago I made lemon blueberry cookies and fell in love. They are so good, especially in the summer. I decided to play with that recipe again. This time I created a toasted coconut lime cookie.

I used the same base recipe. I toasted coconut and stirred about a cup into the dough. I also used a lot of lime zest. We love tart lime treats. I wanted the cookies to be pretty so I finished them with a lime glaze and additional toasted coconut.

The cookies were excellent! Another great cookie for a hot summer day.

Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies

(Printable Recipe)

1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Zest of 2-3 limes (I used 3)
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. (3 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup buttermilk

1 cup toasted coconut

Confectioners sugar

Fresh lime juice

Lime zest

Toasted coconut

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. I used my Silpats. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, add the sugar and lime zest. Rub them together with your fingers until well mixed. This brings out the lime flavor.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar/lime mixture and beat until pale and fluffy. Add the egg, and beat well to mix. Add the vanilla, and beat on low. Mix in the flour mixture and the buttermilk in batches at low speed, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Stir in the toasted coconut.

Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, leave about 1 ½ inches between each cookie.Bake one sheet at a time for about 11 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes; then transfer them to a wire rack.

For the glaze, whisk together the sifted confectioners sugar, lime juice, and lime zest. I never measure, just guess until you get the right consistency and flavor. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies. Top with toasted coconut.

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51 Responses to “Recipe for Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies”

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums — July 20, 2009 @ 5:53 am

    Those cookies look wonderful!



  2. VeggieGirl — July 20, 2009 @ 6:00 am

    Ahh, such a refreshing, classic flavor combination – love it!! Especially the TOASTED coconut – mmm :-)

  3. Leslie — July 20, 2009 @ 6:07 am

    I bet these cookies were like a little flavor party in your mouth!

  4. Erica — July 20, 2009 @ 6:21 am

    These look freaking gorgeous and you know Josh would LOVE them. Good stuff 😉 I have not tried 30 day shred but have heard such good things. Let me know how you like it!

  5. Tracy — July 20, 2009 @ 6:21 am

    Mmm, I love lime too, and these look absolutely delicious!

  6. kat — July 20, 2009 @ 6:31 am

    They sound like a tropical treat

  7. Megan — July 20, 2009 @ 6:34 am

    Two of my favorite flavors. The cookies turned out beautiful! Great job. :)

  8. Melissa — July 20, 2009 @ 6:39 am

    What a yummy idea! I love tart treat s too and these look fab! :)

  9. Kelly — July 20, 2009 @ 6:48 am

    Those look so refreshing! I love lime and coconut, and I also love lime cookies, so these look like a winner!

  10. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 20, 2009 @ 6:57 am

    Beautiful cookies! These sound like another winner… so perfect for summer!

  11. Barbara Bakes — July 20, 2009 @ 7:06 am

    I love lime and coconut together too, especially after I made your yummy cake recipe!

  12. CookiePie — July 20, 2009 @ 7:48 am

    Oh – those look fantastic. I love anything with lime and love coconut too! Have to try these!

  13. ttfn300 — July 20, 2009 @ 8:28 am

    ooh, love! especially with the toasted coconut :)

  14. Sara — July 20, 2009 @ 8:36 am

    What a great cookie! Sounds like the perfect treat for summertime!

  15. Mary — July 20, 2009 @ 8:58 am

    These look delicious, Maria. It's hard to beat that combination of ingredients.

  16. Veron — July 20, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    Lime and coconut…what a classic combo and it looks absolutely delicious!

  17. Flourchild — July 20, 2009 @ 9:44 am

    Your making me so hungry. THese cookies look and sound delectable! I want to make them today!
    I posted the SLC trip last night!!

  18. pinkstripes — July 20, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    These cookies sound wonderful. A prefect summer/tropical treat. YUM.

  19. Grace — July 20, 2009 @ 10:53 am

    you put da lime in da coconut, maria, and i'm an immediate fan. they're very aesthetically-pleasing cookies, and i'd love 'em!

  20. Sharon — July 20, 2009 @ 11:08 am

    So pretty! Love your polka dots as well.

  21. Katrina — July 20, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

    Yummy! Love the lime/coconut combo. Not sure if I ever told you I made that lime/coconut cake you posted a while back. It was so good! Made it for my friend's birthday–she loved it!

  22. The Short (dis)Order Cook — July 20, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

    Am I the only person looking at these cookies and thinking, "She put the lime in the coconut she drank them both up…"? ;-D

    I'm such a coconut fiend and these are calling my name.

  23. Clumbsy Cookie — July 20, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

    I also love tangy lime in my baked goods! They're like a cocktail in a cookie form!

  24. Kerstin — July 20, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

    Such pretty cookies with that toasted coconut on top – they look delicious and addicting!

  25. Karine — July 20, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

    They look sssooo cute! You had a great idea to use toasted coconut!

  26. Reeni♥ — July 20, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

    These look really yummy! The perfect summer time cookie!

  27. Pamela — July 20, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

    Looks like ANOTHER winner! Nice job.

  28. Bridgett — July 20, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

    Great flavor combo with the lime and coconut. Sounds perfect for summer.

  29. Pam — July 20, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

    You had me at toasted coconut and lime – these look PERFECT.

  30. Foodie with Little Thyme! — July 20, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

    These would be great for Easter too.
    Nice job.

  31. Monica H — July 20, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

    I've been seeing a lot of toasted coconut cookies lately, but these look the tastiest so far!

  32. Elra — July 20, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful flavor you have for this cookies.

  33. Manggy — July 21, 2009 @ 1:02 am

    You know I am a sucker for glazed cookies :) Especially with a refreshing citrusy flavor!

  34. stephchows — July 21, 2009 @ 5:48 am

    Lime and coconut, totally good! I made some of your whole wheat sandwich bread it came out great!

  35. Jeff — July 21, 2009 @ 6:17 am

    lime and coconut…droolll…have I told you lately how much I love you???

    I was just on another blog and saw toasted coconut and then check into FB and see this link now all I can think about is toasted coconut.

    Looks amazing as always!!!

  36. Ben — July 21, 2009 @ 7:15 am

    Oh my! That combination of flavors sound so good for summer cookies. I'll definitely be making these soon.

  37. Deborah — July 21, 2009 @ 9:06 am

    Coconut is always a good thing!! I have a ton of lemons on hand right now – I bet these would be great with lemon as well.

  38. Colleen — July 21, 2009 @ 9:51 am

    Perfect summer flavors!

  39. Gaby — July 21, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

    LOVE THIS… I am obsessed with coconut!

  40. Danielle — July 21, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

    those are such beautiful cookies. they'd be perfect for a wedding shower or an afternoon gathering

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