Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cookies

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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.

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

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  • 1 17.5 oz Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • zest of 2 limes
  • Frosting
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut extract
  • 3-5 Tbsp milk
  • Topping
  • cup Toasted Coconut


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Stir cookie mix, butter,  egg, and lime zest in a bowl until soft dough forms.
  • Drop dough by rounded Tablespoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 11-14 minutes until edges are light brown.  Cool on sheet for 1 minute.  Remove from sheet and continue to cool.
  • While the cookies cook prepare the frosting.  Mix butter, sugar and coconut extract along with enough milk to make the frosting a spreadable consistency.
  • 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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  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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!

    1. 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.

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

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

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

  15. 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!

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

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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)

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!!!!!!!!!

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

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

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. 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. 🙂

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. 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!

  36. 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. 🙂

  37. 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!

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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!!

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

  51. 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.

  52. 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!

  53. 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!

  54. 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!

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

  56. 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)