The Cookie Monster hits Vegas – Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Our most recent leg of our vacation was to Las Vegas for the Garth Brooks charity in which we are involved. We were able to meet some of the kids that the foundation helped out which was awesome.

We were put up in style at the Wynn hotel. All I have are 2 words for you: hospitality suite. The hospitality suite was a suite that had access to computers, snacks (not mention the drawers of candy bars), and drinks for anyone that was part of the charity for the down time between events. As you know I have a hard time saying no to free treats so every time I left the hospitality suite I had at least two of their freshly baked pancake-sized cookies. I had good intentions of saving them for later up in my room but they never quite made it past the elevator ride. That happened more times than I would like to mention. I’m not sure at what point my husband started calling me me the Cookie Monster but I can’t deny that it was a name that I earned. What happens in Vegas…stays in Vegas.

Since I can’t share with you the cookies I had in Vegas…and believe me I wish I could share some of those calories I consumed…I wanted to share one of my favorite cookies of the summer. This cookie dough is the bomb. The toasted coconut adds a great texture and flavor. These are unbelievably chewy and melt in your mouth. The lime flavor is so refreshing!

Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one large lime, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup unsweetened toasted coconut
  • ½ cup sugar for rolling cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you haven't already toasted your coconut just put a layer of coconut on a cookie sheet and bake it at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Watch out. It goes from white to burnt really quick if you aren't watching closely.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest.
  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut.
  6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. I made mine too big and they ran together. These do spread quite a bit. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
  7. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks

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  1. You have no idea how hungry I am at this moent…want

  2. Delish! Looks so yummy.

  3. I am without words. Just when I think there is nothing possibly better to be had from your site… you give me lime and coconut AND in cookie form. These will be a birthday treat for me very soon.

  4. WOW! Yummy~

  5. These look and sound delicious!!

  6. Oh yum!!! I love coconut and lime. I am definitely going to book mark them.

  7. These look amazing! I’ve never seen any cookie with both coconut and lime….WOW, thanks!

    By the way, I LOVE your blog!

  8. I’ve made these, they are SOOOO good. I need to make them again:)

  9. Lime and coconut anything and I’m in love! These look so fabulously good…thanks.

  10. just made these….but added a little something….I pre-made a lime sugar mixture for rolling the cookies. I zested a whole lime over the sugar and then squeezed the juice from the lime into the sugar (just enough to add flavor but still have a sugary texture). I then stirred with a fork and let it sit for a bit. I then rolled the cookie dough in the lime-sugar! Added a little more lime flavor and the specs of lime zest looked really fun!

  11. gorgeous. what a great combo!

  12. Mmm, what a great combination of flavours!

  13. Sounds like you enjoyed that hospitality suite. ha ha!

    These cookies look great. I’ve seen them around and everytime I see their crackly tops I want them.

  14. These look and sound delicious! Thanks so much for sharing ~

  15. I just found your blog from the Foodie Blogroll; it looks wonderful! You have a new follower!

  16. These cookies look amazing! I love chewy cookies and the coconut lime combo sounds so intriguing!

  17. I made these and blogged about them. They were so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Oh I’m so glad you liked them. I loved the batter too. Smelled like the beach while I was baking them!

    Thanks for saying hi!
    Christy

  19. mmm! These look so yummy! Interesting combination of flavors, but it looks great!

  20. About how many cookies does this recipe yield? That amount of flour hints at a whole LOT. I’d appreciate knowing, thanks!!

  21. This makes around 24-30 cookies depending on the size you make them.

  22. Thanks so much!! Off to the store for those limes!!

  23. o.m.g. Just baked your cookies, had bookmarked the recipe from tastespotting about a week ago. Thanks so much for posting!! These are fantastic!! I can’t believe how good the lime zest is :) Coconut lime is my favorite and these lived up to my hopes!!

    Thanks,
    D in San Francisco

  24. I erred on the side of “petite” and ended up with 3 dozen of these wonderful cookies. They are just lovely, very delicate taste — but not TOO delicate!

  25. I have a hard time saying no to free treats too. I would especially have a hard time saying no to these cookies. They sound fabulous!

  26. Oh my, I made these for a trip with friends a day in advance and they were so good they did not make it on the trip. :)

  27. Just made these, my mom loved them! I think theyve become a new family recipe :)

  28. Look yummy! But Hubby doesn’t like coconut. I wonder how these would taste without it.

  29. @Elizabeth,
    I can’t imagine these without coconut! Hmm…not sure if there’s a work around.

  30. Just made them and they came out awesome! Thank you for the recipe. I will be making these again.

  31. These look so good! Do you think it would be okay to use sweetened coconut and reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe?

  32. @ourkitchenchaos,
    I’m not sure of the ratios but I’m sure you could try that!

  33. Just made these…couple modifications. Used spelt flour,earth balance,coconut oil, only 1c. coconut sugar. Chilled cookie dough for better shaped cookies. Never rolled them in sugar …for health sake. Found the flavor too mild, so added 1 tsp.coconut flavor and 1/8tsp. lime oil. Excellent cookie!

  34. Christy!
    These cookies are delicious! My family loves them. I stopped by our local bakery today, and they had lime cookies that had been rolled in chia seeds then baked. They were yummy! The seeds gave them a crunchy outside. So all I have been thinking about today is how I want to try your recipe with the chia seeds. I will have to let you know how they turn out. Thanks for being such an awesome cook and sharing your creations!

  35. Wow, these look so good. Definitely making these tonight once it cools down a little.

  36. I found your recipe via Pinterest-holy cow these are FABULOUS! I added white chocolate chips too-makes them a little bit more heavenly! Thanks for the recipe!

  37. maryam alaqeely says:

    these are amazing and super easy, i didn t have any limes so i used lemons and it still tastes AMAZING!!

  38. Just made these cookies. Lovely combination of flavours! Just find them a bit too sweet for my taste, so next time I will reduce the sugar. There is more than enough with that on the outside. Thanks for the recipe!

  39. I just made these and they are delish. I just had to bake mines for 13 minutes instead but supppperrrr scrumptious.

  40. My whole family loves this cookie recipe! We’ve made these several times now. In fact I made them last night, but I had to use raw sugar. They still came out great. Thanks :)

  41. Do you think sweetened coconut would work in this recipe?

  42. I’ve made these twice. After baking, I sit down with a plate of these cookies and a glass of milk and enjoy. Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe.

  43. How many cookies does this recipe make?

  44. I made these for a picnic and they were the hit of the day. Everyone loved them, even those who said they didn’t like coconut. Great recipe and I will definitely make these again.

  45. These are DELICIOUS! And so great for someone who isn’t super into sweets. It was a LOT of work though.

  46. I made these to take to a bonfire and they were a huge hit! I did cut the sugar back in the cookies from 1 1/2 cups of sugar to 3/4 cup though, especially since they were rolled in it. I’ve gotten out of the habit of eating and baking with tons of sugar and really wanted to prevent the sugar from overpowering the lime and coconut flavors. Everyone loved them (even my boyfriend’s mother who hates lime!) and they may have actually been better the second day (I thought they were still a tad too sweet the first day for my taste, but it mellowed out a little). The hostess even asked for the recipe. :)

    Thanks for the great recipe! It’s a definite keeper!

  47. Can you omit the coconut? Do I need to add anything if I do?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Ooh. The coconut adds a ton to the flavor of these. You could omit it. I wouldn’t add anything in its place.