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Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

These Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies are giving off tropical vibes in every soft and chewy bite! Be sure to make extras because they are going to go fast.
Prep Time22 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Baked Goods, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy sugar cookie recipe, sugar cookie recipe with coconut, tropical sugar cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add coconut and stir until mixed.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, lime zest, and cream cheese until combined.
  • Add melted butter to sugar and cream cheese mixture & stir to combine.
  • Add milk, oil, egg, lime juice, and vanilla to sugar mixture and mix to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, mixing until combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, place about 1½ tablespoons of dough on a cookie tray, about 3½ inches apart (these cookies will spread quite a bit, to about 3 inches in diameter).
  • With the bottom of a glass or flat measuring cup, flatten the cookie dough to about ¼ inch thick. NOTE: The thicker the cookie, the chewier it will be.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-12 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.


  • If you like thicker cookies, I recommend chilling the dough for about 30 minutes prior to scooping and baking. Chilling keeps the dough from spreading so much.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg