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.

Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cookies | realmomkitchen.com

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
Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cookies | realmomkitchen.com

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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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.