Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookie Recipe

By Maria Lichty

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coconut lime sugar cookies

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:)

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Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookies

We love these soft and chewy sugar cookies. The coconut and lime make them extra special!
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  • 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 ½ 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.*

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I made these and they are delightful. The texture if perfect with just a hint of lime and coconut. Hmmm Heaven! Thanks for sharing

  2. Just made these minutes ago and they were divine. A perfect mix of flavors and something to spice up the ole chocolate chip routine. Yum-my!

  3. WOW these are fantastic! Just made them 2 nights in a row! They are best cooled since they get this nice little crunch on the outside & are still soft & chewy inside! Thanks!

  4. Hey Maria,

    I have been reading your blog for a while. I saw these cookies and I have been meaning to make them for a long time! I finally did it – they are good but I didn’t find the lime taste to be that strong. {I used the zest of 4 limes too] Any tips to fix that? Other than that they were good.

  5. I’ve never considered myself any good at cooking or baking. Usually when I try to make something I end up being disappointed because something went wrong…even when I follow recipes exactly. BUT…I got some motivation to try some new things when I stumbled across your blog. This coconut lime cookie was the first recipe of yours I decided to try. And oh my word….delicious! They were perfect and a huge hit with all my co-workers. They probably think I bake all the time now haha. Thank you for inspiring me, these were absolutely amazing. I’m so anxious to try more of your recipes….gotta run. Headed for some groceries. 😉

  6. I made these and they turned out PERFECT. Everybody loved them and they were the kind of cookies that melt in your mouth. Will definitely be making again.

  7. This sounds scrumptious, will definitely serve these for 4th of July.
    I realize this was posted 3 years ago, but I just wanted to bring to your attention a spelling error in your blog entry about these cookies:
    “If you’re wondering if I would of shared.” It’s would’ve or would have.
    Just FYI. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Lay the chicken pieces skin side down in your baking dish.
    Preparation method: Take finely chopped onions in a bowl
    and add yogurt, grated coconut, green chili and salt to taste.
    The final decision to use a roasting method to cook the chicken is a good
    one because this type of cooking will allow us to compose the item in
    one large single batch and place them on sheet pans for the oven.

  9. It is lovely recipe thanks for that u have spread this on net.For mine kind information it was too essential for me that i should know we can use in cookies chewy lime….it would have been great experiment for me.Thanks for sharing.

  10. 3 stars
    Made these the other day. Excellent LIME cookie. Love the texture, but they lacked the coconut flavor. The lime flavor is great, but I really wanted more coconut flavor. I will make these again, maybe experimenting with coconut butter (or coconut oil) in place of some of the butter.

  11. 3 stars
    I converted this recipe to vegan by using Melt margarine and a flax seed egg.

    The dough was very light.   The cookies are tasty.  I found a full 10 minutes worked best.  Otherwise they were too soft for the cooling rack, even after 2 minutes on the sheet after baking.

    Also, I rolled them in Demerra sugar, because I had some to use.  It added a nice look and a crunch!

  12. 5 stars
    I made these cookies but used only one cup of sugar also I didn’t roll them in sugar. I did end up flattening them and adding more coconut before baking. They were outstanding and perfectly sweet enough for my husband  and I…

  13. Hi
    Love these cookies….I did some of the cookies according to the recipe, but I found the sugar to be to much….so I frosted some with pd. sugar and lime juice and peel. Excellant.
    Love the chewy bottom and the burst of lime.

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