Lime Coconut Snowballs

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Lime Coconut Snowballs-buttery cookies with a hint of lime, a sweet lime glaze, and a sprinkle of coconut. These are cookies are a family favorite!

Lime Coconut Snowballs Recipe

Today, I am sharing one of our very favorite cookie recipes, Lime Coconut Snowballs. When Josh and I got married, we made hundreds of these little snowball cookies for our wedding. They were a hit at our reception and are still one of our favorite cookies, especially during the holiday season. Everyone loves a pretty snowball cookie when it is wintery outside and the lime and coconut combo is perfection!

Lime Coconut Snowball Cookie Recipe

For our wedding, we had a huge dessert table with all of our favorite treats. Josh let me pick most of the desserts since I have the biggest sweet tooth and he didn’t want bridezilla to come out:) Josh did make one request, he wanted Lime Coconut Snowballs. I made these cookies for Josh when we were dating and he instantly fell in love with the cookies and me:) Josh LOVES all things lime so I knew I would win him over with Lime Coconut Snowballs. They were the perfect cookies to serve at our wedding.

Lime Coconut Snowball Cookie Recipe

I love these cookies because they are bite size, which makes them perfect for parties. Plus, the coconut snowy tops make the cookies so beautiful!

We have been married for over eight years and we are still baking up batches of Lime Coconut Snowballs. They are the cookie that our friends and family expect and look forward to every Christmas. Everyone fell in love with them at our wedding and they still ask for them today!

Add Lime Coconut Snowballs to your Christmas cookie list this year. They are our favorite and I think you will like them too!

Lime Coconut Snowball Cookie Recipe

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Lime Coconut Snowballs

These cookies are a family favorite. We love making them during the holidays or anytime!
4.75 from 16 votes


For the Dough:

For the Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups powedered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • For the cookies, in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the beater attachment, mix flour, lime zest, sugar, and salt on low speed until combined, about 5 seconds. With mixer running on low, add butter 1 piece at a time; continue to mix until mixture looks crumbly and slightly wet, about 1 minute longer.
  • Add vanilla and cream cheese and mix on low until dough just begins to form large clumps, about 30 seconds.
  • Use hands to roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 1 ½ inches apart. Bake one batch at a time until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  • For the glaze, whisk cream cheese and 2 tablespoons lime juice in medium bowl until combined and no lumps remain. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth, adding remaining lime juice as needed until glaze is thin enough to spread easily.
  • Dip tops of cookies into glaze and scrape away excess, then dip into coconut. Set cookies on parchment-lined baking sheet; let stand until glaze dries and sets. Store in an airtight container for up to four days.


To make the superfine sugar, pulse ¾ cup of sugar in a food processor for about 30 seconds.


Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 31mg, Potassium: 27mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 174IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.5mg
Keywords coconut, lime

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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. Wow! That is an impressive day! I used to do stuff like that, but I never made quite so many cookies in one shot. Very funny that you worked out first. I do that too. It’s the belief that you can somehow burn off all the stuff you lick out of the bowls!

    Happy 6 monthaversary!

  2. Maria your baking marathon was well worth it, everything looks so festive and delish.

    Happy 6 month anniversary!


  3. Holy cow woman-everything looks so insanely good! I’ve been scrolling down and peeking at everything. You’ve been busy. I wish my gnocchi looked as good as yours do, not to mention your treat bags.

  4. Wow I hope you post the peppermint ice cream recipe. My boyfriend gave me a nice ice cream maker for my birthday in AUGUST!! I still haven’t used it but I promised him some holiday themed flavors!

  5. i hate working at my job for 8 hours straight, but i could cook from sun-up to sunset and love it. i think i know the reason behind that, too–it’s the sampling. 🙂

  6. I love anything coconut! I make something similar but I use almond flour instead since I have an intolerance to gluten. They do vary in texture since they don’t contain gluten, but I actually prefer the nutty flavour!

  7. These little sweet yummy balls look freaking delicious and they are very healthy I suppose! I’m gonna try this one!

  8. Once again you do not disappoint! These are delicious! I do not have a mixer but was able to do it all by hand pretty easily. Thank you Maria!

    1. We make these cookies all of the time. You might have to squeeze the dough together with your hands when you are rolling the balls, but it shouldn’t be dry. Was your butter and cream cheese the right temperature?

    2. Hi John,

      I also found this dough super dry and crumbly. I came close to adding more butter or cream cheese, but in the end I’m glad I didn’t. You just have to REALLY squeeze the crumbs together until they hold. You really can’t squeeze too hard. It’s a little messy of a process but they come out good!

  9. 5 stars
    These scrumptious delights are by far my most favorite cookie of ALL!!!!!! Everyone moans and groans in yumminess at first bite. I mean to tell you what….Bravo!!!!!!

  10. I’ve made your recipe for Coconut Lime Snowballs twice and have to agree that they’re at the top of my list for favorite Christmas cookie. The lime in the cookie, the awesome glaze, and the coconut topping make for one outstanding cookie. My only problem is I want them for Christmas company but keep eating them myself. They do freeze beautifully, so that will ensure some for Christmas.

  11. What did I do wrong?? I followed the recipe exactly and the cookies all turned out flat. They did not keep their shape. Should the dough be refrigerated before forming into balls? The taste is wonderful though!!!

  12. 5 stars
    Excellent cookie m. My question is can I make the dough the day before and then bake the next day? Thank you.

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