Coconut Lime Cookies

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Satisfy your sweet cravings with our homemade Coconut Lime Cookies! Chewy coconut vibes meet zesty lime freshness for a tropical flavor explosion. These ‘Twisted Sugar’ copycat cookies are basically a tropical vacation in your mouth – go ahead, treat yourself!

coconut lime cookies

Embark on a tropical vacation with our homemade Coconut Lime Cookies recipe, a delightful fusion of flavors that will elevate your cookie experience! You are not going to be able to get enough of this popular ‘Twisted Sugar’ copycat recipe! Imagine the perfect blend of chewy coconut and the bright, zesty kick of lime coming together in each bite. This recipe is not just about making cookies; it’s about capturing the essence of a sunny beach day in a simple, homemade treat.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, our homemade Coconut Lime Cookies are a testament to the joy of simple, homemade pleasures. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat that oven, and get ready to indulge in the delicious harmony of coconut and lime. Your taste buds are in for a treat! 🍪🥥🍈

If you love cookies as much as I do, make sure you check out some of my other recipes like Mint Chocolate Chip CookiesNo-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, and Pecan Thumbprint Cookies.

What You’ll Need for the Homemade Coconut Lime Cookies:

ingredients for coconut lime cookies

Recipe Ingredients:

  • unsalted butter – softened

  • sugar

  • eggs

  • vanilla extract

  • all-purpose flour

  • salt

  • baking powder

For the Frosting:

  • powdered sugar

  • unsalted butter – softened

  • coconut cream

  • coconut extract

  • limes (for the topping)

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Make Coconut Lime Cookies:

combine butter and sugar

Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.

cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, then add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined, and then set it aside.

mix dry ingredients in another mixing bowl

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.

add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix

Add the dry flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix until a cookie dough has formed.

use a 1/4 inch scoop to scoop cookies onto tray

Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop the dough out and place it onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

flatten with measuring cup

Using a measuring cup, or the bottom of a glass, press into the dough to flatten before baking.

flattened sugar cookies

They should look like this before going into the oven! Bake them for 10-11 minutes at 350 degrees – until the centers are no longer shiny.

cool coconut lime cookies on cooling racks

Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

While they’re cooling, let’s make the homemade frosting!

add butter and powdered sugar to a mixing bowl

In a large bowl, combine the softened butter and powdered sugar. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the powdered sugar and butter until a normal frosting consistency has formed.

(If the frosting has trouble coming together, add 1 TBSP of the coconut cream and continue mixing.)

mix powdered sugar and sugar

Add the remaining coconut cream and extract, and mix until well combined.

well-combined coconut lime frosting

Your frosting should look like this when it’s all done! Spreadable and ohhh-so-delicious!

frost each coconut lime cookie

Frost each cookie and set them aside for the frosting to form a cast. Cover the Coconut Lime Cookies and chill them until you’re ready to eat.

cut lime wedges

While they chill, cut lime wedges to have ready to squeeze onto the cookies.

coconut lime cookies

When ready to eat, squeeze a wedge of lime onto the cookie for that twisted sugar-lime coconut taste. Serve with the lime wedge on the top for maximum aesthetic appeal!

delicious coconut lime cookies

I mean, how can your mouth not be watering right now?! These really are completely subLIME! Enjoy!! 🙂

Recipe FAQs

How do I store coconut lime cookies?

These homemade Coconut Lime Cookies are best stored in the fridge and served chilled. I also recommend slicing the lime fresh to give it the very best taste!

You may also like these cookie recipes:

Italian Sugar Cookies

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

coconut lime cookies

Coconut Lime Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Frosting

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 4 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract

Topping

  • 3 limes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until combined and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Set it aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix until a cookie dough has formed.
  • Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop dough out and place onto ungreased cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup, press into the dough to flatten before baking.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes, until the centers are no longer shiny. Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  • In a large bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, mix the powdered sugar and butter until frosting consistency has formed. (If the frosting has trouble coming together, add 1 tbsp of the coconut cream and continue mixing.)
  • Add the remaining coconut cream and extract, mix until well combined.
  • Frost each cookie and set aside to form a cast. Cover cookies and chill until ready to eat. When ready to eat, squeeze a wedge of lime on the cookie for that twisted sugar lime coconut taste.
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These cookies are amazing. I squeezed 1/2 lime directly into the frosting. That made leftover frosting more user friendly. We are only 2 people in the house, so I had lots of cookies. I froze them and get out a few at a time. They are very good cold.

  2. 5 stars
    These are absolutely amazing! You would never think to squeeze a lime onto the cookies.. but man oh man, it’s truly a treat in your mouth. Will make these over and over again 🙂

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