Alright, I haven’t shared a new recipe in quite some time, but I am back with these Key Lime Coconut Cookies! Ever since COVID quarantining started, I haven’t ventured out to the grocery stores like I used to. I’ve mostly been relying on my husband who volunteers to make the grocery shopping run. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that’s how I ended up with a 50 pound bag of all purpose flour and a 15 pound bag of sugar. It is also why I am going to be bringing about a slew of baked good recipes, haha!
Ok, back to these Key Lime Coconut Cookies. A few days ago, I finally decided to visit one of my favorite local grocery stores and was like a kid in a candy store. I found this fantastic key lime juice by Nellie & Joe’s as well as some unsweetened coconut flakes by Bob’s Red Mill. I definitely had key lime pie on the mind at that moment.
With my favorite slice of key lime pie in mind, I used notes of ginger and cinnamon to make my cookie base like a pie crust. For my cookie frosting, I kept it soft and tart, letting the key lime juice do its magic. Finally, for some tropical texture, I added in toasted coconut and fresh lime zest. I kept my batch of finished cookies in the fridge until it was time to eat. This helped keep the frosting more solid in bite and made for a more pie-like bite!
If you have any questions when making this recipe reach out to me @thefamiliarkitchen on instagram. I’d LOVE to see how these turn out for you and answer any questions you might have!
If you like these cookies, you may also enjoy my:
- Coconut Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Lemon Cardamom Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Nutella Cream Cheese Cookie Sandwich