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Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies are full of tropical goodness! The dense, chewy sugar cookies is topped with a Coconut Lime Frosting and served with a fresh lime wedge for extra pizzaz! Better than Twisted Sugar! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 Cookies
Calories 386kcal
Author Karli Bitner

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

Coconut Lime Frosting

  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • neon green food coloring optional
  • fresh lime slices for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • While the oven is preheating make the cookie dough. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Scrape the sides, add in the eggs and vanilla. Beat until mixed.
  • Scrape the sides and add in the flour, baking powder and cornstarch. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Use a scoop to create equal sized cookies. Double scoop the cookie dough to make large bakery style cookies (more details given above).
  • Flatten the cookie dough by gently pressing the bottom of a drinking glass down on the center of the cookie dough. I like to dip the glass into sugar first, but this isn't required.
  • Repeat with remaining dough. The cookies will spread slightly so make sure to leave room. I tend to only put 6 cookies per pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until the centers of the cookies have puffed up and are no longer glossy.
  • Cool Completely.
  • To make the frosting, cream the butter until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, lime juice and coconut extract. Add in Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • * Scoop a generous amount onto each cooled cookie. Squeeze a few drops of the food coloring out into a small bowl. Dip a toothpick into the food coloring and add coloring parks onto the frosting in random places. Use the back of a spoon to spread the frosting around the cookie while swirling in the food coloring.
  • * Refrigerate until ready to serve. Will stay fresh for 2-3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.2mg