Our dreamy Sugar Coconut Cookies Recipe has an amazing unique flavor and texture. It's soft, chewy and has a lime/ coconut flavor combination you'll love!
Keyword Chewy Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutesminutes
Cook Time 15 minutesminutes
Total Time 25 minutesminutes
Servings 12-16 cookies
2 1/4CupsAll Purpose Flour
1 1/2Cupsplus more for rolling Sugar
2OuncesCream CheeseCute into 8 pieces
1/2CupSweetened Shredded Coconut
6TablespoonsUnsalted Buttermelted but still warm
1TablespoonFresh Lime Juice
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, coconut, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl add 1 1/2 cups of sugar, the lime zest, and cream cheese yet. Put the remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a pie plate and set aside. Pour the warm butter over the cream cheese mixture and whisk to combine - the mixture won't be completely smooth yet, that's fine. Add the oil, egg, milk and lime juice. Mix until smooth.
Use a rubber spatula to fold the dry ingredients into the wet, until a soft dough comes together.
Using a small cookie scoop form the dough into balls, roll in the reserved sugar and place on cookies sheets. When cookie sheet is full, use the bottom of a drinking glass to gently flatten cookies down into a disk. Try to work quickly as handling the dough too will produce flatter cookies
Bake the cookies, 1 tray at a time, for about 11-13 minutes, or until the edges are set and beginning to brown. The tops will be puffy and slightly cracked. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to the rack to cool completely.