Coconut Lime Cookies

Posted on: December 18, 2015 Written by
Coconut Lime Cookies
    Photography by: Debbie Peck      

With a touch of lime, these cookies offer a wonderful accompaniment to the fruit salad.


Yield: 20-25 cookies



  • 1/2 C.(115 g) butter (softened)
  • 1/2 C.(125 g) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lime
  • 1 C. (125 g) flour plus 2 T.
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 C. (200 g) dried, grated coconut (divided)




1. Cream the butter, sugar, and egg in a medium bowl or processor. Add the zest of the lime and 2 tsp. of lime juice.

2. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until smooth. If batter seems too soft, add 1-2 T. more flour.

3. Fold in 1 C. of the coconut.

4. Place the remaining 1 C. coconut in a pie plate or pasta bowl.

5. Roll the cookie dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm.) balls. Roll the balls in the extra coconut and place on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.

6. Bake at 375° F (190° C) for 10 minutes or until the coconut coating looks toasted and the cookies are firm.


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