toasted coconut lime sugar cookies & coconut lime frosting - Color Me Meg

toasted coconut lime sugar cookies & coconut lime frosting

sometimes you just need a cookie, and then sometimes you need a FANCY cookie!

you’ll love the sweet and tangy vibe of these chewy goddesses…

coconut lime frosted sugar #cookies & prefect coconut lime cream cheese frosting #dessert #recipe

i haven’t been making food lately. really, for the last 2 weeks.

my toddler and i have been battling the bathroom and grounded there until he poops on his own. without the aid of treats and an ipad.

he knows how, he can, but now it’s just a struggle. and the struggle is real, friends.

coconut lime frosted sugar #cookies & prefect coconut lime cream cheese frosting #dessert #recipe

so most days, my husband comes home to a messy house and i ask him WHERE we are eating.

cause there’s no way…. POTTY TRAINING might be the death of me.

so many lightning mcqueen big boy pants have been sacrificed to that end,

and i wish there were many more tears over it…

coconut lime frosted sugar #cookies & prefect coconut lime cream cheese frosting #dessert #recipe

i was feeling all kinds of anxiety and starting to feel sorry for myself and this awful phase of MOTHERHOOD,

when i saw a quote that a dear friend of mine posted:

“the best antidote i know to WORRY is work.

the best medicine for DESPAIR is service.

the best cure of WEARINESS is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired.”

– gordon b. hinckley

i had been weary and in despair.

my heart was lightened as i thought of my friends.

oddly, i thought right away of these cookies,

and then who needed them more than me.

 it was a cure to my awful day and week, and i needed the reminder oh so badly!

{and now it sounds like i was selfish to give these away because i needed the lift. i guess it goes both ways!}

coconut lime frosted sugar #cookies & prefect coconut lime cream cheese frosting #dessert #recipe

these are probably the best sugar cookies i’ve had yet, and the coconut and lime are just the perfect combo.

i’m not usually a put-coconut-in-my-cookies fan… {i feel similarly about nuts…}

but i’m changing my freakin tune now… especially if that coconut is toasted.

OH HOLY NIGHT, these are naughty. the lime and zest makes these cookies pretty, and smell amazing,

and adds the perfect bright zing and tang that they need. the coconut makes them chewy and the perfect texture.


and after seeing another friend post her key lime pie cookies, i thought i’d try kicking these already naughty-looking coconut lime cookies up a notch.

i added lime and coconut to my already favorite cream cheese frosting and with lime on top,


save this cream cheese frosting recipe stat- it uses more butter, less sugar, so it’s thicker, creamier, and not as sweet as a usual powdered sugar-based frosting…

you will NOT be disappointed. and i’m not just saying that cause i make money writing a blog.

for realzies. this frosting could AND SHOULD go on anything/everything.

perfect coconut lime cream cheese frosting

toasted coconut lime sugar cookies & coconut lime cream cheese frosting


  • cookies:
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one large lime, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup toasted coconut
  • ½ cup sugar for rolling cookies
  • frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

what to do

preheat oven to 350 degrees. if you haven’t already, toast 1/2 cup of coconut on a lined cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, watch closely and remove once it is mostly brown before it burns.


combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. cream butter and sugar in a mixer, then add egg, vanilla, lime, zest and coconut. add in flour until dough comes together. it will be soft and sticky. pour some sugar into a ziploc bag and scoop dough into 1 tsp sized balls right into the bag, coat with sugar, then move to a parchment-lined cookie sheet to bake. balls should be about 1.5 inches apart. bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.


beat cream cheese until very smooth and creamy, then whip in butter. add lime, coconut, and then powdered sugar until light and fluffy.

cookie recipe from the girl who ate everything

frosting recipe adapted from dessert now dinner later

coconut lime frosted sugar cookies & perfect coconut lime cream cheese frosting


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

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