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Coconut Lime Swig Cookies - a tropical twist on the classic Swig cookie. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Coconut Lime Swig Cookies

Coconut Lime Swig Cookies - a tropical twist on the classic Swig cookie. If you love Coconut and Lime, you'll love these!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 2 dozen


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • cup granulated sugar (plus ¼ cup reserved)
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 eggs

Coconut Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
  • softened
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, cream of tarter, and salt.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, coconut oil, sugar (1¼ cups), and powdered sugar.
  4. Stir in the 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 teaspoons lime zest, and 1 teaspoon coconut extract. Mix in eggs.
  5. Slowly add in flour mixture until combined. Roll the dough into golf sized balls and place onto a non stick cookie sheet or use a parchment line sheet.
  6. To give the cookies their signature rough edge, dip the bottom of a glass into the reserved ¼ cup sugar and press
  7. onto the cookie ball to flatten the cookie. You still want the cookie to be thicker so don't press them too thin.
  8. Bake for 8-­10 minutes or until the bottom is lightly brown. The tops will not brown. The cookies stay soft so do not over bake. Cool completely.
  9. To make the coconut lime cream cheese frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter, lime juice, lime zest, 2 1/4 teaspoons coconut extract, and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar. Beat until creamy. Frost the center of each cookie. Garnish with additional lime zest if desired.
  10. Swig keeps their cookies in the fridge. This isn't necessary. In fact, I like mine at room temperature. These are better the next day when the frosting has softened the cookie.

Recipe Notes

Source: adapted from Vintage Revivals. Used coconut oil, cut back flour, used cornstarch to make them softer, added lime juice and zest to the dough. Used my own frosting recipe.