Oatmeal Cookies with Lime, Coconut, and White Chocolate

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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

½ c. white sugar

½ cup softened unsalted butter

1 egg

1 tsp. Vanilla

Zest of 1-2 limes (I used 2)

A couple drops of fresh lime juice

¼ tsp. Salt

½ tsp. Baking powder

½ tsp. Baking soda

1 ¼ c. flour

1 ¼ c. oats

About ¾ 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!

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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. That sounds like a great comination of flavors!

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

  2. Oh my gosh! You know my Josh would LOVE these! Ahhh! Saving this recipe. Great creativity! Keep up the good work!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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

    Hope your feelin ok, we miss you guys!

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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:)

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. For a while there I was thinking you had a kid named Joshua before I remembered, hehehe 🙂 He has excellent taste– it looks delicious!

  14. How to Eat a Cupcake-Thanks for the frosting link! Can’t wait to try it!

    Manggy-Sometimes Joshua seems like my son..ha! JK! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Oh wow, I love the use of lime in a cookie. I think my family would love to give these a try, especially with the white chocolate for my guys.

  16. Very nice cookie, it reminds me of the song….put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up… er eat it all up!!

  17. Yum perfect cookie for your darling! TWD has lime in the cookie this week. Im excited to taste them, I hear there wonderful!

  18. Oh, Maria, these look totally fabulous! Joshua is one lucky guy. I love how the white chocolate chunks look so big and melty against the oatmeal cookie dough. And, of course, lime and coconut go so well with white chocolate. How fabulous! How are you feeling?

  19. I love the combination you guys created: oats, lime (adore limes!) coconut and white choc. Awesome and smart!.

  20. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



  21. These look delish! I just posted a recipe for oatmeal, coconut, white chocolate cookies too! Only mine also have cranberries and pecan.

  22. We are too much alike! One day off will not hurt you! I bet you are in kick butt shape 😉

    The ingredients listed on the container for the PB are peanuts and salt thats it. I’m not sure if the oils could be hidden somewhere. I will investigate and let you know

  23. That’s what I love about cookies – you can really play around with the ingredients to get them just the way you like them. This combo sounds fantastic! Me and Brad are so with ya’ll – everything is better with lime!

  24. the lime is a totally unexpected ingredient–i love it! oatmeal cookies with raisins are supremely boring compared to this concoction. 🙂

  25. ooooh this looks like a great creation!! did you feel the lime flavor was strong enough? or would you add more lime next time?

  26. my whole foods sells a similar cookie (same ingredients besides the oats!) and i’ve been dying to replicate it. now i don’t have to.. i can just use ur awesome recipe!!! yah!!! thanks 🙂

  27. I am coming to your site anytime I need a cookie recipe from now on…I love your extensive collection!!

    I'm going to try these oatmeal cookies and bring them to school tomorrow…we're starting school super early this year and I think everyone would appreciate a treat like this!


  28. What a great combo of flavors! I love oatmeal cookies, but I’m not a real big fan of raisins. The addition of white chocolate, coconut, and lime sounds delish.

  29. I love everything about these cookies! The combo of oatmeal with the lime, coconut, and white chocolate sounds perfect. I’ve gotta try these!

  30. These look wonderful! Where do you find allergy-safe white chocolate chips? I have a hard time finding them anywhere.

  31. Looks great! But I don’t really like lime 🙁 Is there some way to omit the lime from the batter completely?

  32. AMAZING COOKIES! Made a batch yesterday for a family get together. These were gone before lunch was served! All of my aunts asked for the recipe and my uncle had at least 10!

    Mine were done at 9 minutes or so and they were soooo delicious! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  33. These were fabulous! I baked them a few years back and was craving them again. Even better than I remembered. I added 1/4 cup of flax and they turned out perfect.

  34. I loved this recipe! I didn’t have any limes, so I made half the recipe with chopped apple juice-sweetened cranberries and the other half without. The cranberries were the better cookies! Also I added 1 T. Black Strap molasses, cut the white sugar to just 1/4, and used unsweetened coconut. Thanks for sharing, love your blog!

  35. I  just finished putting these cookies together and sadly there are no instructions for the baking sheet (greased/no grease/parchment). Also, there is no mention of size (drop by rounded tablespoon/1″ cookie scoop) or how many cookies this is supposed to make to hazard a guess. I will be sure to add a rating on taste alone when they are done. It’s not easy to bake when you have small children so I sure hope they turn out.

  36. This recipe is really good, has a refreshing taste to it. Could get away with less sugar (I used aboutm 3/4cup total of sugar) and still be sweet enough. Thank you for this.