These Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies are even better than Crumbl’s and come together quickly! A tropical twist on a classic sugar cookie!
I wish I could take a tropical vacation right about now. Doesn’t the Caribbean sound super nice?!
Unfortunately, that’s not in the cards, but you can bring the tropics home with you with these cookies! I was definitely inspired by the islands with this flavor combo!
People assume because I bake, I must be really picky/not like other bakeries or brands of desserts. Not the case! I grew up eating snack cakes and fast food; I am not picky at all!
So when a Crumbl bakery opened up near me, I was eager to try it. I like checking out their new flavors each week. I don’t go all the time, but a few have piqued my interest. This is my spin on their coconut lime cookie!
Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
These cookies consist of a coconut lime sugar cookie base that’s ultra tender and soft. I based it off of my old-fashioned sugar cookies which have an amazing tender texture. I just added some fresh lime zest and coconut extract to them to give them that tropical vibe.
The cookies start with unsalted butter, oil, granulated and powdered sugars (powdered sugar gives great texture!), an egg, coconut extract, lime zest, flour, baking soda, and salt. Super easy! And, there’s no chilling required 🙂
I then frosted them with a lime buttercream frosting and topped them with toasted coconut. Crumbl doesn’t top theirs with toasted coconut, but I love the texture and nutty flavor it gives, so I added some to mine. It’s just butter, lime juice, lime zest, and powdered sugar beaten together. Simple and delicious. For optimal flavor, be sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice.
I just love that these are easier and cheaper to make at home than grabbing a dozen (or even a half dozen) at the bakery! Now you can have these cookies whenever you like because they’re so simple to make and are ready when you are!
There’s something so delicious about the combination of bright, zesty lime and sweet, nutty coconut! I know you’re going to love these!
Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
- 1/2 cup (8 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1½ tsp coconut extract
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Zest of one small lime (about 1 tsp worth)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated white sugar, for rolling cookies
For Lime Frosting & Topping:
- 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- Zest of one small lime
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut
- Preheat oven to 350° degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, oil, both sugars, coconut and vanilla extracts, lime zest and egg with the paddle attachment until cohesive and combined, about 2 minutes. Add in the baking soda, salt, and flour and mix on low speed until just combined.
- Add the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar (used for rolling the cookies) into a small bowl. Scoop rounded 1½ Tablespoon-size balls of cookie dough and roll into the sugar mixture to coat. Place dough balls 2" apart on the baking sheets. I fit about 12 dough balls on each sheet as these cookies don't spread much.
- Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time. Remove from the oven and immediately take a drinking glass and gently press onto each cookie to slightly flatten it. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets as they are fragile at this stage.
- For the frosting: In a medium bowl, beat together the softened butter, lime juice, lime zest and powdered sugar together with a handheld electric mixer until just combined and a fluffy frosting is achieved.
- Spread about 1 teaspoon of frosting onto each cookie. Top with a generous pinch of toasted coconut. Serve cookies at room temperature or chilled in the fridge.
These cookies are seriously INCREDIBLE! I know you’re going to LOVE them!
Have a super sweet day!
More coconut this way…
These cookies are unbelievably delicious! I made them for a BBQ and everyone agreed they were fabulous. The frosting is SO good- even my partner (not really a frosting person- he often prefers plain sugar cookies) wanted me to frost the whole batch! I made them with gluten free flour and they were a little too soft and crumbly, but the flavor was so amazing I’m definitely making them again anyway. It’s been recommended that I try adding a second egg to hold them together better without gluten. I’m definitely trying it! Thanks for the fabulous recipe!