Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 2 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C sugar plus 1/3 cup for roling
  • 2 ounces cream cheese cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 C sweetened shredded coconut chopped fine
  • 1 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 6 Tbsp butter melted and still warm
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
  • milk or cream to make spreading consistency


  • Preheat ovedn to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together flour, coconut, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside
  • Put 1 1/2 C sugar, 1 tsp. lime zest and cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Place remaining 1/3 C sugar in a flat dish or pie plate and set aside.
  • Pour warm butter over sugar and cream cheese and mix together (there will be some small lumps)
  • Whisk in oil.
  • Add egg, milk, lime juice and mix until smooth.
  • Add flour mixture and mix until dough forms.
  • Divide dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each into a ball.
  • Roll balls in reserved sugar to coat and place on baking sheet.
  • Use bottom of drinking glass to flatten dough balls until they are about 2 inches in diameter.
  • Sprinkle tops evenly with sugar remaining in shallow dish.
  • Bake one tray at a time for 11-13 minutes or until edges are set and just beginning to brown.
  • Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack.
  • Mix together powdered sugar, lime zest and milk until a nice spreading consistency.
  • Frost cooled cookies.