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Key Lime Cookies

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This quick and easy key lime cookies recipe requires simple ingredients. They are sugary and crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 35 cookies
Calories 142
Author CakeWhiz


Key Lime cookies:

  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted softened
  • cup Sugar Granulated
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Lime extract
  • 2 tsp Lime juice
  • tbsp Lime zest
  • Neon green gel food coloring Few drops
  • cups Flour All-purpose
  • cup Coconut Shredded
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Sugar Additional granulated for rolling cookie dough balls


  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the egg, vanilla extract, lime extract, lime juice, lime zest, gel coloring until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, shredded coconut, baking powder, baking soda.
  • Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and shape them into balls. Roll them in a plate filled with granulated sugar. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper and chill the tray for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then, bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the edges are firm and golden brown.
  • Allow these cookies to cool down and enjoy!


- Read all my tips above.
- Leftover cookies can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg