Tropical Lime Cookies

Desserts, Recipes / Monday, April 2nd, 2018

My friends – how are you?! I’ve been trying to get a blog post published the last few weeks and life wanted to prove it had other plans in mind. I’ve missed you, but am back and ready to catch up with everyone! 

I thought it would be fun to share a brand new recipe with you – as those of us in the Western Hemisphere prepare for spring (she has been a little shady this year – it’s not fair to tease us!), I’m ready for all food light and airy. Garden preparation is underway and I am craving all the herbs and dishes I’ve missed this winter. As I type this post, it is in the mid-70s in Atlanta, but the end of the week is going to be colder and rainy. Whether you are already enjoying a spring season that is here to stay, or slogging through the roller coaster ride that seems to be affecting so many of us, I think this tropical lime cookie recipe is just what the doctor ordered. Put on some Margaritaville, start imagining sitting outside with a margarita in hand, and let’s get to cooking up our own reality! 

Tropical Lime Cookies
Yields 24
Light and airy goodness filled with macadamia nuts, white chocolate, shredded coconut and a hint of tangy lime, these cookies will make you feel as if you are enjoying a margarita on the back porch with friends. Let's turn up the Margaritaville and enjoy a cookie perfect for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or celebrating the end of the work week!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
32 min
  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  3. 3/4 cup white chocolate morsels
  4. 3/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  5. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1/3 cup lightly-packed light brown sugar
  7. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  8. 2 limes (zest and juice)
  9. 1 large egg
  10. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  11. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  12. 1 teaspoon salt
  13. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until combined.
  4. Slowly mix in egg, vanilla extract, lime zest, and lime juice.
  5. Once the wet ingredients are just combined, slowly add in the dry ingredients until incorporated.
  6. Add macadamia nuts, shredded coconut and white chocolate chips until just combined. Be careful not to mix too much, especially if using a powerful stand mixer.
  7. Using your hand, roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on baking sheet.
  8. Bake for approx. 10 - 12 minutes, or just until the cookies start to turn a light golden brown on the bottom. Let rest for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  1. You are welcome to make adjustments to this recipe, to best suit your tastes. For example, increase the amount of macadamia nuts, coconut, and white chocolate morsels to 1 cup each.
  2. Do not add more lime juice to this recipe for extra lime. This will alter the structure of the cookie too much. Rather, add more lime zest if you really want to pack more lime flavor into the cookies.
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What do you look forward to the most during spring? The beautiful flowers, the anticipation of summer, or just the ending to the snow drifts made of pollen? (Trust me, it’s BAD here in the South). 

I hope these cookies will become a new addition to your spring recipe rotation! Until next time, I hope you enjoy your #hearthhealthhappiness!