Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies | The Domestic Rebel

coconut lime sugar cookies on a wire rack with a green towel in the background

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!

an arrangement of coconut lime sugar cookies on a wire rack with lime wedges

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.

an aerial shot of a coconut lime sugar cookie on a black wire rack

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!

a closeup of a coconut lime sugar cookie on a black wire rack

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

These Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies are like Crumbl Cookies but BETTER because you can make them at home any time you want! Soft and tender coconut lime sugar cookies topped with a lime buttercream and toasted coconut for a tropical treat!

Prep Time30 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Total Time40 mins

Course: Cookies, Dessert

Cuisine: American, Dessert

Servings: 30 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
  • 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.


To toast coconut, place sweetened shredded coconut in a single layer in a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and fragrant, about 10 minutes, stirring to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.

a coconut lime sugar cookie on a black wire rack with a bite missing from it

These cookies are seriously INCREDIBLE! I know you’re going to LOVE them!

coconut lime sugar cookies photo collage

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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