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Coconut Cookies Recipe

Chewy Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookies

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chewy Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 -16 cookies
Calories 253kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups plus more for rolling Sugar
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese Cute into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime Zest
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted but still warm
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh 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.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.7mg