Oatmeal Cookies with Lime, Coconut, and White Chocolate


I recently created a special cookie for my Joshua. He loves my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, so I used the oatmeal dough as the base. He is also in love with everything lime, so I added in lime zest and a couple drops of fresh lime juice. I wasn’t sure how the juice would take to the cookies, so I just added a little. I had a good thing going, so I continued on.


Next, I added in coconut and chopped chunks of premium white chocolate. Oh yea, now we are talking. An oatmeal cookie with lime, coconut, and white chocolate. I tested the dough and was pretty confident in my creation.

After I pulled them from the oven and allowed them to cool, it was time for the taste test by the one and only, Joshua. He was excited to try “his” special cookie. Luckily, it was a winner. He loved my new creation! It was fun playing around with a new recipe for my sweetie!



Oatmeal Cookies with Lime, Coconut, and White Chocolate

(Printable Recipe)

½ c. brown sugar

1/2 c. white sugar

1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

1 egg

1 tsp. Vanilla

Zest of 1-2 limes (I used 2)

A couple drops of fresh lime juice

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Baking powder

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

1 1/4 c. flour

1 1/4 c. oats

About 3/4 cup coconut

About 1 cup white chocolate chunks (or chips)

Cream the butter with the sugars until soft and creamy, using a mixer. Add in egg and vanilla. Add in lime zest and juice. Mix briefly. In a separate bowl combine the salt, baking powder, soda, flour. Add to wet ingredients. Mix until blended. Add your oats and then your coconut and chocolate.

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes! Don’t let them get too done…they are better when they are soft!

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. That sounds like a great comination of flavors!

    Isn’t it fun to bake cookies for your honey?? I sure think so ; )

  2. I just toasted some coconut and can’t stop eating it so I think these cookies are wonderful! What nice flavors. Oatmeal has to be about my favorite cookie too besides an old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Will bookmark this!

  3. Looks like you’ve invented a wonderful cookie! I’ve never had lime in cookies until trying Dorie’s coconut butter thins (just last night) and I’m hooked! And if I liked that one, which had coconut it it (not one of my favorites), I know that I will LOVE this one with oatmeal and white chocolate!!! So glad that your sweetie enjoyed these!

  4. Ever since I developed my recipe for white chocolate lime cookies I have been facinated by the combo. Yours adds coconut and oats … wowie, that looks yummy!

  5. I think I would really like these. It reminds me of the silly song I love, you out the lime in the coconut, you stir it all up. or something like that.

    Anyhoo, yes, I have been to Palm Beach many times. My sister lives just South, I live 3 hrs North and my best friend lives in West Palm. It’s a great place. Say hello to the palm trees everywhere.

  6. I am really diggin this combo of ingredients…another to add to my baking list!!!

    Hope your feelin ok, we miss you guys!

  7. This is such a creative combination of ingredients! I absolutely love lime and coconut (and chocolate of course!) so I’m sure these cookies are amazing. It is so sweet that you came up with these just for your husband 🙂

  8. Live Love Eat-I will email you soon about FL. I need some travel tips:)

    Whit-Sorry we can’t come this weekend, I am really bummed.

    Meghan-It is a good cookie. I was pleased with the outcome!

    Allie-Thanks! I will be over:)

  9. Sure–just when I tell myself I can’t make cookies this week. 🙂

    I love that combo. I never would have thought of it. Perfect!

  10. How do you manage to take everything I love and turn it into a cookie?!? If I didn’t have 2 batches of cookie dough in the fridge already, I’d so be making these today! Definitely bookmarking though.

    As for chocolate frosting, I use the recipe my grandma has been using for ages. I dunno where she got it so I just call it hers, but the recipe is here: http://howtoeatacupcake.net/2008/11/trick-or-treats.html Sometimes I have to add more milk to it.

  11. Great flavor combo. I’m sure the texture of the oatmeal played great with the lime and coconut. I’m glad they were a success.

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