Gluten Free Coconut Lime Cookies

Citrus fruits are some of my favorite summer flavors and lime is where it is at! I LOVE lime- like a whole lot!

In case you have never visited a tropical island, coconut and lime go together beautifully! Actually, I've never visited a tropical island, yet somehow I know that...

I've heard that there are a few people out there who do not like coconut. So strange! Just kidding...a few of them are in my family. But, they are just WRONG! Coconut is amazing! Coming from a type of palm tree, coconuts produce flakes, oil, water, and even milk. Toasted flakes are my favorite version! And, I mean...over 40 years of the best Girl Scout cookie can't be wrong!

And, there are a few staples that are always in my fridge- limes are at the top of that list! Used in pies, scones, smoothies, sorbets, marinades, cocktails, dressings, and more- limes are very versatile! There are several types of citrus trees that produce limes- and there are many different varieties. Key limes, Persian limes, Makrut limes, desert limes, Australian limes, blood limes, Philippine limes, Spanish limes, sweet limes, wild limes and more! Persian limes, also known as Bearss limes, are the most popular variety.

With coconut and lime- you can't go wrong!

Sweet. Tart. Tropical. Basically, summer cookie perfection on a plate.

Stack of Gluten Free Coconut Lime Cookies

Ingredients in Gluten Free Coconut Lime Cookies

  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Limes
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Soda
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • Coconut Flakes

What are key limes?

Grown in Florida and California, key limes are small with a light yellow color. They are known for being tart and fragrant. Their skin is much thinner, making them last for only a few days. Most notably, they are used for key lime pies. These little babies only produce about 2-3 tsp. of juice.

 

Do I need to use key limes?

Of course not! They tend to be the best; however, I cannot always find them at my local grocery store. Also, they produce much less juice than other limes.

Gluten Free Coconut Lime Cookies with a Lime Drizzle

Gluten Free Coconut Lime Cookies

Soft and chewy with a crispy edge, these gluten free coconut lime cookies are a summertime must!

Prep:
10
min
cook:
10
min
total:
35
min
Author:

Kelly

Ingredients
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. gluten free flour blend
  • 3/4 c. coconut flakes

Lime Drizzle

  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 - 2 tsp. milk or cream
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • Optional: lime zest, coconut flakes
Instructions
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Then, beat in the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla, baking soda, and flour.
  • Pulse the coconut shreds in a food processor or chop them up with a sharp knife so they are finer. Smaller pieces make a more desirable texture in the cookies. Add to the cookie batter and mix until combined. Place in the fridge for a few minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Roll cookie dough into balls, about 1 Tablespoon of dough per cookie. Set at least 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on tray before removing.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the butter, lime juice, milk/cream, and powdered sugar until a thick glaze forms. Pipe or drizzle over the cooled cookies. If desired, sprinkle with lime zest or coconut flakes.

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