Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies are super soft and chewy rolled in sugar for a slightly crispy edge. This dessert is a tropical cookie and smells amazing while baking.
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 meetings and 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.
These Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies! 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!
OTHER COOKIE RECIPES:
- The Best Snickerdoodle Recipe
- Almond Cookies
- My Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Monster Cookies
- No-Bake Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- S’mores Cookies
- Soft Sugar Cookies
- Coconut Lime Swig Cookies
- Chewy Sugar Cookies
- Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites
Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
- 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
- ½ teaspoon coconut extract, (optional)
- zest of one large lime, finely minced
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- ½ cup unsweetened toasted coconut
- ½ cup sugar for rolling cookies
- 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.
- In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
- Beat in egg, vanilla extract (and coconut extract if using), lime juice and lime zest.
- Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and toasted coconut.
- 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.
- Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks
Delicious! Even without the coconut extract (that we didn’t have on hand.) We will definitely be making these again!
If I only have sweetened coconut, would you suggest cutting down on the 1 1/2 cups sugar in the recipe? I can’t wait to make these!!
Honestly I’ve made it with both and it doesn’t make it too sweet. should be fine.
I baked these the night before work for the cookie tasting.😋First time making these and certainly won’t be my last. DELICIOUS
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPE.
You’re welcome! these are some of my favorite!
Just made these and they turned out AMAZING!
My oven tends to run hot so I baked them at 325° for 12 minutes and they were perfectly, lightly browned and chewy. ♡
Can you freeze these lime cookie balls then bake them later?
I don’t see why not.
Hi! Thank you so much for the recipe, I can’t wait to try them. Wondering if you’ve ever used key lime extract (just ordered some from LorAnn Oils) in the recipe too?
I’ve never used it so I’m not sure.
These were amazing! I didn’t have any white sugar so I used brown, they still turned out chewy and delicious.
I made these cookies and they were absolutely amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Me and my pregnant self cannot have enough!
They are so addicting!
These are a favorite in our house! So good, people always ask for the recipe 🙂
They’re so good!
I made the cookies and rolled them in green sugar for a St. Pat’s party! One of the best cookies I’ve ever had!
Forgot to rate recipe.
10 stars if I could. 🙂
Wow. That means everything…thank you
Amazing cookies- perfect texture, excellent blend of tangy lime with the coconut. Thank you! I will definitely make these over and over again.
Oils you use lemons instead of limes? I have a huge lemon tree and always looking for recipes to use them
Yes for sure! I think lemon would be great!
These cookies look amazing! I know what I’m doing with my kids today!
Awww that’s sweet!
I love the combination of coconut and lime! Can’t wait to try these!
It’s one of my favorite combos!
These cookies looks simple but delicious.
Saved this recipe a while back,,, just made them. They are so good!!
What do you mean by minced lime? Pith, rind and all? Or just the pulp?
these remind me of snickerdoodles but coconut & lime flavored rather than cinnamon. I love snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, chewy cookies, limes, and anything coconut, so I absolutely love, love, love these! thanks so much for the amazing recipe!
You are welcome!
The recipe is not kidding…they spread out a LOT. I didn’t taste much lime, and I even added an extra tablespoon of juice. Also, pay attention to the “parchment paper” part of the directions. I didn’t use any, and my pans are destroyed. These cookies stick worse than anything I have ever made. The stuff I could save tasted ok, but not the refreshing lime I was hoping for. I don’t think I will make these again.
Shoot Shannon. Parchment paper is a must otherwise they will stick and spread.
I’m no expert – but you said that you added an extra tablespoon of lime juice and then complained that the cookies spread…. Did you also add extra flour to compensate for the additional liquid??? If not, that could be YOUR problem – not the problem of the recipe.
This recipe is a keeper!!! They are SO delicious!!! — next time I may just add a bit more lime!!
So glad you approve!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe – you made my day. This is hands down the best sugar cookie recipe I’ve made 🙂
I’m glad you agree!
Can someone tell me approximately how many this recipe makes? Looking to do them for a cookie exchange and trying to determine how much ingredients I need. Thanks!
I made these last weekend and have found my new favourite cookie. Absolutely delicious.
They’re my favorite too!
These are the best cookies, bar none, that I have ever made or tasted. Also received rave reviews from my SO.
I followed the recipe exactly (except I didn’t toast the coconut, since I like plain, unsweetened coconut), and it produced 7 dozen 2 1/2-inch cookies.
Can you omit the coconut? Do I need to add anything if I do?
Ooh. The coconut adds a ton to the flavor of these. You could omit it. I wouldn’t add anything in its place.
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!
Yay! Great news!
These are DELICIOUS! And so great for someone who isn’t super into sweets. It was a LOT of work though.
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.
How many cookies does this recipe make?
It makes about 24-30 cookies depending how big you make them.
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.
Do you think sweetened coconut would work in this recipe?
Yes! I think that would work fine…
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 🙂
I just made these and they are delish. I just had to bake mines for 13 minutes instead but supppperrrr scrumptious.
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!
these are amazing and super easy, i didn t have any limes so i used lemons and it still tastes AMAZING!!
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!
Wow, these look so good. Definitely making these tonight once it cools down a little.
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!
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!
I’m not sure of the ratios but I’m sure you could try that!
These look so good! Do you think it would be okay to use sweetened coconut and reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe?
Just made them and they came out awesome! Thank you for the recipe. I will be making these again.
I can’t imagine these without coconut! Hmm…not sure if there’s a work around.
Look yummy! But Hubby doesn’t like coconut. I wonder how these would taste without it.
Just made these, my mom loved them! I think theyve become a new family recipe 🙂
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. 🙂
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!
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!
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!!
D in San Francisco
Thanks so much!! Off to the store for those limes!!
This makes around 24-30 cookies depending on the size you make them.
About how many cookies does this recipe yield? That amount of flour hints at a whole LOT. I’d appreciate knowing, thanks!!
mmm! These look so yummy! Interesting combination of flavors, but it looks great!
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!
I made these and blogged about them. They were so yummy. Thanks for sharing!
These cookies look amazing! I love chewy cookies and the coconut lime combo sounds so intriguing!
I just found your blog from the Foodie Blogroll; it looks wonderful! You have a new follower!
These look and sound delicious! Thanks so much for sharing ~
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.
Mmm, what a great combination of flavours!
gorgeous. what a great combo!
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!
Lime and coconut anything and I’m in love! These look so fabulously good…thanks.
I’ve made these, they are SOOOO good. I need to make them again:)
These look amazing! I’ve never seen any cookie with both coconut and lime….WOW, thanks!
By the way, I LOVE your blog!
Oh yum!!! I love coconut and lime. I am definitely going to book mark them.
These look and sound delicious!!
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.
Delish! Looks so yummy.
You have no idea how hungry I am at this moent…want