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Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cookies

by Laura

Ok, so we have had brownies and cupcakes as part of my blogoversary celebration.  So, the next logical thing would be cookies right?  I actually have a cookie recipe for you today and tomorrow.  Both of these recipe are original recipes by me.  Today is the lime in the coconut frosted cookies. I developed them for the recent Betty Crocker Cookie contest.  Unfortunately, neither of the recipes made the finals, but I figure I can still share them with you. 

I do think part of the reason my cookies weren’t selected was because I made the frosting from scratch instead of using their canned frosting.  Oh, well!  I think both of these cookies are awesome.  The one today is my favorite and the one I will share tomorrow is my hubby’s fav.

Today’s cookie brings those great flavors of lime and coconut together.  Again, I’m on a citrus kick right now.  The recipe calls for Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, but you could easy adapt it to utilize a homemade sugar cookie like this recipe I have.  Just add the lime zest to your recipe and top with the frosting and toasted coconut.  However, the mix makes these cookies a cinch to throw together.

And for today’s giveaway I have a fabulous Velveeta cookbook and coupon for a free package of Velveeta. 

I got this stuff from Velveeta a little while ago, but held on to it to giveaway now.  The book is full of recipe using Velveeta including party-time dips, crowd pleasing entrees, soup and sandwiches, appetizers, snacks and sides.

To enter today’s giveaway, leave a comment on this post about what your favorite cookie is.  That’s it.  You have until tonight at 10 (MST) to enter.

These are the ingredients to make the

Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cookies

  • EGG
  • MILK
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Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cookies

  • Author: Laura


  • 1 (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • zest of 2 limes


  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 35 Tbsp milk



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Stir cookie mix, butter,  egg, and lime zest in a bowl until soft dough forms.
  2. Drop dough by rounded Tablespoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 11-14 minutes until edges are light brown.  Cool on sheet for 1 minute.  Remove from sheet and continue to cool.
  4. While the cookies cook prepare the frosting.  Mix butter, sugar and coconut extract along with enough milk to make the frosting a spreadable consistency.
  5. Once cookies are completely cooled.  Frost with frosting and sprinkle with toasted coconut.  Gently press the coconut on the cookie to the the frosting to hold it all.  Makes 2 dozen cookies.
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Heidi September 27, 2012 - 10:56 am

Love these cookies. But my all time favorite is heath bar bit cookies.

LoveCupcakes September 13, 2010 - 8:35 am

This site is really useful for Moms who wanted to serve something new for their kids. This cookies is one good example.

Hal Mendivil July 26, 2010 - 10:57 am

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Deborah Dowd April 24, 2010 - 7:43 pm

These look like an amazing summer cookie- and I have to admit I love that song! Doctor, is there something I can take?….

Gabriela April 21, 2010 - 10:27 pm

I am a new follower as of today!!! I am happy to report I love White Chip Chocolate Cookies!!!

malory drage April 21, 2010 - 9:24 pm

I love making cookies! I’m going to try these ones tomorrow on my day off because they sound SOO good! My all time favorite are snickerdoodles 🙂

Judy H. April 21, 2010 - 8:29 pm

My mom’s sugar cookies with frosting. They are soft and “puffy”, and oh, so yummy. And eating ’em just brings back such special memories of rolling them out and decorating them with her.

Donielle April 21, 2010 - 7:11 pm

I love, love your rootbeer cookies

Lynn April 21, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Have I mentioned lately how much I “heart” your blog?! ; D

Laurie April 21, 2010 - 5:36 pm

I love a good homemade sugar cookie with yummy buttercream frosting.

Sandy (Your Life, Organized) April 21, 2010 - 5:30 pm

I would have to say homemade chocolate chip cookies! Love them warm out of the oven! MMMM

Meg April 21, 2010 - 5:18 pm

Mmmmmmm. Velllllllveta!

Veronica Miller April 21, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Those cookies are enough to make me regret my decision to stop making cookies for the co-workers once a week (due to my ever-expanding waistline–lol)! They sound so fabulous I have to save the recipe and hope for an occassion to use it. If I made them right now, they’d all go into my belly. Which would be good for my mouth and bad for the rest of me. Anyway, I’d have to say my all-time favorite cookie is brown butter chocolate chip. I swear I’m addicted to brown butter and try to sneak it into almost everything I make!

Vicky April 21, 2010 - 4:49 pm

My favorite cookie is a peanut butter one.

Kayla April 21, 2010 - 4:42 pm

Oatmeal chocolate chip’s my favorite! Yum!

Cindi April 21, 2010 - 4:28 pm

I would have to say Chocolate Chip Cookies…but not just any chocolate chip cookie. It must be Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies…homemade…not the pre-made dough from the the grocery store!

Melissa April 21, 2010 - 4:25 pm

Shortbread thumbprint cookies with cake frosting filling, and around these parts we don’t like them too crispy.

Janice Johnson April 21, 2010 - 4:23 pm

Peanut butter cookies with Reeses Pieces in them! Gotta love that double peanut butter taste 🙂

Colleen April 21, 2010 - 4:21 pm

My favorite cookie is chocolate chip cookies,especially warm from the oven with a tall glass of milk.

Janice Johnson April 21, 2010 - 4:21 pm

I love peanut butter cookies with reeses pieces in them!! Yum, gotta love that double peanut butter taste!

colleen April 21, 2010 - 3:54 pm

they are called wrangler cookies and you can put anything in them…..choc chips, coconut, peanuts, pecans are good, peanut butter….you can customize them for your picky ones….and they are delish!

Emily Oldroyd April 21, 2010 - 3:53 pm

I’ve enjoyed your recipes and your blog. Looking forward to trying more.

Emily Oldroyd April 21, 2010 - 4:01 pm

I guess I should have read what my comment should have said. After posting I found a link to your rootbeer cookie recipe. It should be great with my homemade rootbeer float icecream recipe.

JJ Anderson April 21, 2010 - 3:43 pm

I would buy the Aloha cupcake kit and Christmas themed molds.
Love your blog. I just added it to my favorites!

Heather Y April 21, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Lately,I love white chocolate chip macadamia nut. Mmm

Kristin Y April 21, 2010 - 3:23 pm

My favorite cookie is chocolate chip.

Bobbi Gessell April 21, 2010 - 3:09 pm

My Mom always used to make applesauce chocolate chip cookies. I still do all the time. The boys have all left home for college and I am having a hard time not making a double batch when I cook them!

Abby Goff April 21, 2010 - 3:06 pm

I love this blog! I am new reader and a stay at home of four, so I am looking forward to perusing the recipes! My favorite cookies are Wedding cookies or thumbprint cookies! Yummy!

Brittney McClellan April 21, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Love your blog! I tried the sugar cookie bars last friday. Sooo good and Sooo easy. They were a hit with my family. My families favorite cookies are called $250 dollar cookies. I am not sure where the name came from but they are so good. Oatmeal, chocolate chips, and a shaved symphony bar that you can taste in every bite. Thanks!

Vilma Bird April 21, 2010 - 2:55 pm

My favorite is the Mint Chocolate chip cookie. Yummm. I make them and they just dissapear. Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes with us.

Angie S. April 21, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Gingersnap from Normandy Bakery in Utah. The best you will EVER find.

Robin Emerick April 21, 2010 - 2:47 pm

My favorite cookie is chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips. Yummo!

Kim April 21, 2010 - 2:34 pm

My favorite cookies are Snickerdoodles.

Christi April 21, 2010 - 2:20 pm

I love chocolate mint cookies!! (the ones where you stick an Andes mint in the middle and bake them) SO GOOD!!

erin April 21, 2010 - 2:20 pm

is it cheating when i say — girl scout thin mints??? i love them! but my favorite homemade – chocolate, chocolate chip!! right out of the oven. yummy!

Melissa April 21, 2010 - 2:14 pm

I LOVE oatmeal cookies. No raisins, no chocolate chips–just good old-fashioned, yummy oatmeal cookies!

jan April 21, 2010 - 2:11 pm

my favorite cookie is coconut chocolate chip. delish!

Jenni April 21, 2010 - 2:04 pm

My favorite cookie is called “My Man Cookies”! They have coconut, chocolate chips, walnuts, and oatmeal…all the good stuff! They’re delicious!

Julie Sterling April 21, 2010 - 1:56 pm

White Choc. Macadamia nut!! But any cookie will do. 🙂

Danielle Pharo April 21, 2010 - 1:49 pm

Classic Chocolate Chip

Patty Paulsen April 21, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Love the cookies. Wish they looked better on me! 😉
I also LOVE Velveeta–there is nothing like the smooth, creamy texture. I add it to my chicken tortilla soup which takes it to another dimension.
I am a newbie to your blog, very nice!

Merri April 21, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Chocolate chip cookies! Any recipe!

Angela VanShaar April 21, 2010 - 1:18 pm

I love chewy oatmeal raisin cookies with nuts of course! They are similar to Mrs. Fields.

kerstin April 21, 2010 - 1:18 pm

My favorite cookie is chocholate chip without the chocholate chips and right before you put them in the oven! (cookie dough rarely gets baked at my house)

Lisa van Langen April 21, 2010 - 1:17 pm

My favorite cookies are a drop sugar cookie that uses nutmeg in them. They’re nice and easy and have a great spice flavor to them.

Chris Parry April 21, 2010 - 1:08 pm

My favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. I’ve been tempted to attempt to make them myself but can’t justify the cost of the nuts.

Peggy Chappell April 21, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Thanks for the wonderful site! Can’t wait to try these yummy-looking cookies. My husband loves lemon and lime flavored things so I’m sure they will be a hit with him. My personal favorite is oatmeal with lots of raisins and walnuts. Thanks again.

Jeni Wilson April 21, 2010 - 12:58 pm

I haven’t met too many cookies I didn’t like! Favs are my homemade chocolate chip cookies and sour cream sugar cookies.

Tonya Sanders April 21, 2010 - 12:56 pm

I love cookies!! My favorite is a good soft sugar cookie. I will definately try these cookies with the lime zest, they sound yummy.

Rebecca April 21, 2010 - 12:54 pm

I heard you on KSL this morning. Woohoo! Our favorite Real Mom cookie recipe is the peanut butter with chocolate chip cookies. You can’t beat the combination of peanut butter and chocolate! Plus, these cookies are soft, not crumbly like the usual pb cookie.

Doug April 21, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Favorite cookie has got to be between a Snickerdoodle or Chocolate No-Bake Cookies. Love ’em both. Kids don’t let either one last more than a day or so.

Julie April 21, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Sugar Cookies, I have to say are my favorite. Sugar Cookies require so much time, so I have two favorite places to get them. During the week I go to Smart Cookie and on Saturdays, the Great Harvest Bread store in Taylorsville. I did however try your Sugar Cookie Bars and I am SOLD!!!!!! No more having to buy them, when I can make a whole cookie sheet of them,and they are by far better and I did it!!!!!!!!!

Julie April 21, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Where do I begin? I really like most all chewy cookies, but oatmeal raisin is my favorite.
I love your blog.

Julie April 21, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Where do I begin? I really like most all chewy cookies, but oatmeal raisin is my favorite.
I love your site.

Hilary April 21, 2010 - 11:57 am

My favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip. A close second though would be ginger cream cookies.

Amber C. April 21, 2010 - 11:54 am

My hubby and I love the Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. The ones in the tube. I know they aren’t homemade, but they are so soft and chewy. We get them all the time and love them so much that we hoard them all to ourselves. Our poor kids get Chips Ahoy!

Kristal April 21, 2010 - 11:27 am

My all time favorite cookies are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that my Grandmother always makes for us! Nothing like feeling like a kid again getting grandma’s cookies!

Shani April 21, 2010 - 10:49 am

My favorites are Rolo cookies. They are chocolate cookies with a Rolo wrapped inside. When you cook them, the candy melts and is absolutely divine. 🙂

Joy April 21, 2010 - 10:45 am

Dark Chocolate and Cherry cookies are my absolute favorite. I can’t make them very often, because I will eat a whole batch within days! VERY DANGEROUS!

Melissa April 21, 2010 - 10:43 am

I love any kind of cookies, But I guess my all time favorite would be the ones I get to make with my kids. They love being in the kitchen with me. So anything thats made with love is tops on my list.

Heather April 21, 2010 - 10:38 am

Peanut Blossoms are at the top of my favorite cookies list. I use the caramel filled hershey kisses for a little extra wow. SOOO good!

Candice April 21, 2010 - 10:37 am

I love White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookies. They are so yummy! Oh!! I also love oatmeal raisin cookies especially when they’re soft. And I love sugar cookies…Hello my name is Candice and I love cookies. 🙂

Keeley April 21, 2010 - 10:29 am

I love a soft chewy cookie. My favorites have always been chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. But recently I made snicker doodles for the first time(and tasted for the first time) and I love them!! AND, I’m such a cheese person, love all types, yum yum!

Jenny Allen April 21, 2010 - 10:22 am

My all time favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cookies. I use to make these cookies with my grandma when I was little. Awesome cooike wonderful memories.

Amanda S. April 21, 2010 - 10:20 am

One of my favorite cookies is a peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip. Recipie looks great today!

Ashley Oliver April 21, 2010 - 10:18 am

I absolutely love snickerdoodles and sugar cookies

A Gibson April 21, 2010 - 10:18 am

Oatmeal Raisin cookies are the best.
Variations with apples, applesauce, pecans, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg are great also.

Leigh H April 21, 2010 - 10:15 am

My all time favorite cookie is a molasses cookie. So addictive! 🙂

Tiffany Nelson April 21, 2010 - 9:53 am

I love homemade oreo cookies!!! YUM 🙂

Natalie April 21, 2010 - 9:48 am

Oh boy, I love all cookies and cheese 🙂 My favorite cookie today is a peanut butter chocolate chip that I bought to support our local rugby players.

Dezi A April 21, 2010 - 9:42 am

I love Peanut Butter cookies. Although these look delicious!

Suzie Paul April 21, 2010 - 9:40 am

I love oatmeal raisin cookies… I think because I trick myself into thinking they’re healthy so I eat a ton!

Melissa April 21, 2010 - 9:38 am

My favorite would have to be snicker doodle but i did try a really good one the other day chocolate chip toffee bars with graham crackers in the crust and dough YUM!

Megan April 21, 2010 - 9:32 am

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies all the way!

Alissa April 21, 2010 - 9:30 am

I am so excited. I just found this blog today thanks to KSL.com. I love that every recipe just sounds so easy and wonderful. Thanks for you time and effort.
It just makes me so excited to start cooking again.

Rose April 21, 2010 - 9:24 am

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I rarely make these because when I do I can eat the whole batch by my self!

Alissa April 21, 2010 - 9:23 am

I just discovered your blog thanks to KSL.com and I am loving every recipe I see. It just makes me excited to cook again.
Thanks for you time and effort.

Crazy About Cakes April 21, 2010 - 9:09 am

I’m so glad I came across your blog! I love it. My favorite cookie would have to be the chocolate no bake cookies.

Shayla April 21, 2010 - 9:09 am

I am a cookie-aholic, how can I possibly choose? Today I really want a snickerdoodle so I guess that’s my favorite today. Yum!
These cookies look delicious!!

Lisa April 21, 2010 - 9:07 am

Definetly the no bake cookie, easy to make they freeze great perfect snack anytime!

amber April 21, 2010 - 9:05 am

First, I am so trying out this cookie recipe. YUMMY. My favorite cookie is just a plain sugar cookie . NO frosting nothing just plain and simple basic sugar cookie.

Kim April 21, 2010 - 9:03 am

Applesauce chocolate chip. MMM!

Maria Cosby April 21, 2010 - 9:02 am

Sugar cookies with orange peel in them. With powdered sugar frosting. Yummm!

Mama Bear April 21, 2010 - 8:58 am

My Grandmother’s sugar cookies, simply my favorite cookie despite all the ones that I have made on my own. Must be a nostalgia thing I would guess.

Tara Rogers April 21, 2010 - 8:41 am

I love a soft, warm chocolate chip cookie.

cara April 21, 2010 - 8:39 am

Enjoy reading your blog everyday and happy anniversary! My favorite cookie is sugar cookies with cream cheese in them. Super Yum!

Deanna April 21, 2010 - 8:22 am

Oh wow! I am like most others and don’t have a real favorite. I just like them all but for easy and lovability I would take the no-bake oatmeal cookies, but only when they aren’t too dry.

Carrie Mathes April 21, 2010 - 8:14 am

Our family favorite is Monster cookies, they have peanut butter, M&M’s, and an assortment of chocolate chips what could be better!
BTW, I too cook with Velveeta probably weekly, Love It!

Chelsea Rowley April 21, 2010 - 8:13 am

My favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip!

Angela April 21, 2010 - 8:09 am

My favorite cookie is your sugar cookie bars. I have pretty much become famous among my family and friends for bringing that recipe to parties.

Carrie April 21, 2010 - 8:01 am

Ooh these sound delicious. My favorite cookie is my mom’s coconut date ball cookies yum! Or anything with peanut butter and chocolate. Ooh Velvetta. My family loves it!

Casey April 21, 2010 - 7:54 am

I like all cookies, but when I am faced with a plate of many types of cookies; the one I go for first is a white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. Yum!

Tina from PA April 21, 2010 - 7:53 am

Oh my ,where to begin I’m a cookie addict at Christmas I bake at least 25-30 different kinds of cookies,friends& family can hardly wait for thier tray of cookies! If I have to choose it would be Minature Ladylocks ,my speciality!! Love the Velveeta giveaway ,how about some Velveeta fudge! YUM!

marianne April 21, 2010 - 7:44 am

mmm … homemade chocolate chip, chewy not crispy … but I also love Oatmeal Scotchies!

amie April 21, 2010 - 7:35 am

The ol standby, chocolate chip!

Shauna April 21, 2010 - 7:24 am

Chocolate chip cookie bars. I don’t know why but they taste soo much better than the regular cookies.

Cheryl S. April 21, 2010 - 7:03 am

I have to choose one???? Ugh. OK. A nice, soft, chewy snickerdoodle. Or peanut butter. Or white chocolate macadamia nut. Or a tangy little ginger snap. BTW, I LOVE velveeta (even if I’m not sure it’s actually cheese)

Amber April 21, 2010 - 6:58 am

I’m pretty simple…chocolate chip. But they have to be chewy and cakey not crispy.


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