Recipe for Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies

A couple of weeks ago I made lemon blueberry cookies and fell in love. They are so good, especially in the summer. I decided to play with that recipe again. This time I created a toasted coconut lime cookie.

I used the same base recipe. I toasted coconut and stirred about a cup into the dough. I also used a lot of lime zest. We love tart lime treats. I wanted the cookies to be pretty so I finished them with a lime glaze and additional toasted coconut.

The cookies were excellent! Another great cookie for a hot summer day.




Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies

(Printable Recipe)


1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Zest of 2-3 limes (I used 3)
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. (3 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup buttermilk

1 cup toasted coconut

Glaze:
Confectioners sugar

Fresh lime juice

Lime zest

Toasted coconut


Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. I used my Silpats. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, add the sugar and lime zest. Rub them together with your fingers until well mixed. This brings out the lime flavor.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar/lime mixture and beat until pale and fluffy. Add the egg, and beat well to mix. Add the vanilla, and beat on low. Mix in the flour mixture and the buttermilk in batches at low speed, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Stir in the toasted coconut.

Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, leave about 1 ½ inches between each cookie.Bake one sheet at a time for about 11 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes; then transfer them to a wire rack.

For the glaze, whisk together the sifted confectioners sugar, lime juice, and lime zest. I never measure, just guess until you get the right consistency and flavor. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies. Top with toasted coconut.

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. Ahh, such a refreshing, classic flavor combination – love it!! Especially the TOASTED coconut – mmm 🙂

  2. These look freaking gorgeous and you know Josh would LOVE them. Good stuff 😉 I have not tried 30 day shred but have heard such good things. Let me know how you like it!

  3. Your making me so hungry. THese cookies look and sound delectable! I want to make them today!
    I posted the SLC trip last night!!

  4. you put da lime in da coconut, maria, and i'm an immediate fan. they're very aesthetically-pleasing cookies, and i'd love 'em!

  5. Yummy! Love the lime/coconut combo. Not sure if I ever told you I made that lime/coconut cake you posted a while back. It was so good! Made it for my friend's birthday–she loved it!

  6. Am I the only person looking at these cookies and thinking, "She put the lime in the coconut she drank them both up…"? ;-D

    I'm such a coconut fiend and these are calling my name.

  7. lime and coconut…droolll…have I told you lately how much I love you???

    I was just on another blog and saw toasted coconut and then check into FB and see this link now all I can think about is toasted coconut.

    Looks amazing as always!!!

  8. Coconut is always a good thing!! I have a ton of lemons on hand right now – I bet these would be great with lemon as well.

  9. these look great – funnily enough, I've been hunting around for a coconut and lime cake recipe – the flavours just seem so fresh together!

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