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Coconut-Lime Shortbread Cookies

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Servings 18 -2" cookies


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 2 Tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chopped
  • Lime Gaze - see below


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • In a food processor combine sugar, coconut, 2 Tbsp lime zest and vanilla. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add flour; cover and pulse until just combined. Add butter; cover and process until dough just starts to come
  • together. Form mixture into a ball and knead with your hands until smooth.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll first half of the dough until 1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shape. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet 1-inch apart.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until just golden on the bottom. Repeat, re-rolling remaining bits of dough until all is used. Cool for 2 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. When cold, frost or drizzle with Lime Glaze.

LIME GLAZE: In a small bowl stir together 2 cups confectioners sugar, 3 Tbsp water, 1 Tbsp lime zest and 3 Tbsp lime juice. To achieve desired consistency, add more lime juice.