Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars

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Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars-easy sugar cookie bars with lime and sweet coconut frosting! These bars are always a hit!

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Easy coconut lime sugar cookie bars with coconut frosting!

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:)

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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:)

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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!

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com These cookie bars are always a hit!

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookie Bars

Chewy sugar cookie bars with a hint of lime and topped with sweet coconut frosting! These bars are great for parties!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
14 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Servings
16 -24 bars

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 pan (I use a glass Pyrex dish) with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and linme zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Frost the cooled cookie bars with coconut frosting. Sprinkle toasted coconut over the bars. Cut the bars into squares and serve.
  8. Note-store bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Maria Lichty

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. 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.

  2. 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!

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