Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars-easy sugar cookie bars with lime and sweet coconut frosting! These bars are always a hit!
My Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars are a favorite at our house and they are often requested by our friends and family. Josh loves lemon but he REALLY loves lime so he asked if we could change things up and make Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars. I am always up for baking something new so we got out the butter and sugar and got to work! Put the lime in the coconut:)
I love making sugar cookie bars because they are so easy. You just press the dough in a pan and put it in the oven. You don’t have to roll out the dough and cut out shapes. Don’t get me wrong, I like making sugar cookies, it is fun, but I am horrible when it comes to decorating. The bar route is much easier and my favorite way to eat sugar cookies:)
I am so glad Josh asked to make a coconut lime version because they are SO good! We both loved them. The soft and chewy sugar cookie bars have a hint of lime and are topped off with sweet coconut frosting! The cookie is usually my favorite part, but this frosting is giving the cookie a run for it’s money! I LOVE the coconut frosting!
These Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars are a real treat! Make a pan to celebrate the end of summer! I think we will make a pan for Labor Day! Every holiday needs a special dessert:)
If you are a coconut lime lover, like Josh, you need to try these recipes too!
- Key Lime Pie with Coconut Macaroon Crust
- Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookies
- Coconut Lime Cupcakes
- Coconut Lime Macaroons with White Chocolate
- Lime and Coconut Crumble Bars
Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars
For the bars:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- Zest of 2 small limes
- 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
For the Coconut Frosting:
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup toasted coconut for sprinkling on bars
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 pan (I use a glass Pyrex dish) with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and linme zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and and lime sugar mixture together until combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs, lime juice, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat until just combined.
- Evenly spread the cookie dough into the prepared pan with a spatula. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the bars are slightly set in the middle. You don't want the bars to brown. Remove from the oven and let the bars cool completely.
- While the bars are cooling, make the coconut frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla, and coconut extract. Slowly add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Mix until smooth.
- Frost the cooled cookie bars with coconut frosting. Sprinkle toasted coconut over the bars. Cut the bars into squares and serve.
- Note-store bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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Coconut lime is a favorite flavah combo in my house hold too! I love bars because you can make them faster, and get to eating them faster too! 😉 Pinned 🙂
Dreaming about these little coconut lime bars- want to devour them on a beach in Barbados! And sing the muppet version of you put the lime in the coconut and drink em both up!!! hehe. Coconut makes me feel so like traveling.
These sound SO refreshing and summery. Can summer just last forever??
Love these flavors! Great bar!!
Maria, I am totally swooning over these bars! They’re so gorgeous and I LOVE that flavor combo. Making these SOON!
I love lime coconut bars! Everyone uses more lemon it seems than lime in their baking and I love limes so it’s great to see these!
Love this flavor combo!!
I love a good cookie bar! The lime flavoring on this – perfect!
Looks amazing! I love anything coconut and bet the zesty lime goes perfectly!
Coconut and lime is a fantastic flavor combo!! These bars are to die for!
Coconut and lime are such a great combo!
these literally look like a dream to me 🙂
Coconut and lime is one of my favorite combos. I’m pretty sure I’d have a tough time stopping at just one.
Craving these! Must make them soon!
Love this! Coconut and lime = perfection.
Coconut lime is such a great combination!
Oooh, my husband is gonna LOVE these! Coconut and lime is his favourite combo. 😀
I love coconut! And I have a bunch of limes in my fridge that need to be used up soon, so this recipe is perfect!
Right there with you on lacking sugar cookie decorating skills! These coconut lime bars are the perfect alternative, even better than a cookie!
What a delicious, fresh idea for a cookie bar! I love all things coconut and lime makes it even better:)
They look and sound amazing – my kind of treat!!!
These are just so much fun. LOVE!
A lovely recipe. Thanks so much.
I am also a horrible cookie decorator! It’s the taste that matters, right?! Bars are always a good alternative. These looks amazing.
you put a lime in the coconut…
Those look fantastic! Unfortunately Tom is not a huge lover of lime or lemon, but I might convince him to give these a try!
When you can make a beautiful cookie in half the time why wouldn’t you do the bar form! This recipe really jazzes up the plain sugar cookie. Would love to try them out!
I am a big fan of lime and lemon, I can even eat them as snack. And these bars looks wonderful! Perfect to celebrate the end of summer!
These look divine!
I love everything about these bars!
These look great!
These look fabulous! In fact, I have them in the oven right now, but I almost left out the coconut flavoring. I assume it goes in with the vanilla. The recipe didn’t say. Anyway, I got them all mixed up and then remembered so I added it after the flour mixture. They still look incredible.
I’m here reporting back. I took these to a church function tonight and had rave reviews with many, many people wanting the recipe. They’re really good! And even with adding the coconut extract late, they still turned out great. Thanks for another fantastic recipe. I came straight here looking for a bar cookie recipe because my favorite ever is your pumpkin chocolate chip bars. I knew I could count on you!
These were a huge hit! Highly recommend making. I brought to a work pot-luck and everyone wanted the recipe.