Key Lime White Chocolate Chunk Cookies – #CreativeCookieExchange

Key Lime White Chocolate Chunk Cookies have a refreshing hint of lime & are chock full of white chocolate. Add to that, coconut and macadamia nuts and what’s not to like? A refreshing summer tropical treat! 

Key Lime White Chocolate Chunk Cookies pin3 | 2 Cookin Mamas These key lime cookies have a refreshing hint of lime & are chock full of white chocolate, coconut and macadamia nuts. The perfect tropical cookie get-away!

It’s time for our monthly Creative Cookie Exchange roundup and what could be better in the middle of winter than a cookie that makes us think of tropical islands? I, for one, love to think of the Florida Keys (where I’ll be in a couple months) and lolling around by the pool drinking Key Lime Coladas and eating coconut-crusted mahi. Have I made you jealous yet? lol

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So it is no surprise that I chose to make these delicious Key Lime Cookies that are chock full of coconut and macadamia nuts and full of key lime juice that comes straight from the key lime tree in my backyard. (And I had to sneak in my orchids too that are blooming away right now.) If you’ve never seen a key lime, they are much smaller that a regular Persian lime, have a stronger flavor and are a bit more tart. Oh, and utterly delicious! So let’s hear it for key limes and if you love zesty lime flavor you just have to try these Key Lime Coolers come summer. They are light and refreshingly tart and perfect for long hot days.

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And if you’re feeling like you need a tropical get-away about now, you know the ones with blue skies, warm weather and white sandy beaches, then check out all the other tropical deliciousness from the rest of our Creative Cookie Exchange below. And here’s hoping they will give you that Calgon feeling and take you away. (I’m not the only one that remembers that commercial, am I? :-))

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Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
29 mins
These key lime cookies have a refreshing hint of lime & are chock full of white chocolate, coconut and macadamia nuts. The perfect tropical cookie get-away!
Servings: 4 dozen
Author: Linda Warren
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/8 cup butter
  • 3/8 cup + 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons key lime juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons key lime zest
  • 12 oz white chocolate, divided & coarsely chopped (bars work better than chips)
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 7 oz can or 1-1/2 cups macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients together (flour - salt).
  3. Using your electric mixer, cream butter, 3/8 cup shortening, sugars, vanilla and key lime juice together until smooth and well combined.
  4. Continue beating while you add in egg and zest.
  5. Turn mixer lower and slowly add in dry ingredients. Mixing in thoroughly.
  6. Melt 4-oz of white chocolate with 1 teaspoon shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30-second increments, stirring in-between, until smooth.
  7. Add melted chocolate to batter and blend.
  8. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in white chocolate chunks, coconut and macadamia nuts.
  9. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop our dough, roll into ball with hands, and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  10. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookie starts to brown around the outside edges. If you like a little crisper cookie, bake for the longer time.
  11. Let cool on cookie sheets for 10-15 minutes then remove with spatula and place on wire racks to finish cooling.


It’s that time of year again, the time when many of us want to daydream about being somewhere else. A tropical treat is just the ticket! The Creative Cookie Exchange is going all tropical this February, and that could mean anything from fruit to spices to cut-out cookies. We’ve got you covered!

You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

What’s your favorite tropical cookie?




Key Lime White Chocolate Chunk Cookies – #CreativeCookieExchange


  • Reply
    Laura T (@TheSpicedLife)
    03/01/2016 at 10:33 pm

    Great minds think alike! I love lime + coconut + white chocolate! Great job!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/02/2016 at 8:37 pm

      I love the way you think Laura! I mean who doesn’t love lime, coconut and chocolate?!

  • Reply
    02/20/2016 at 4:20 pm

    I really need to get a key lime tree. Your cookies look amazing and I love the idea of the tart lime and sweet white chocolate together.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      02/20/2016 at 4:29 pm

      They’re a great fruit tree to have in the yard. And they don’t get too big either. I like to use them to flavor water, margaritas and, of course, key lime pie.

  • Reply
    02/20/2016 at 10:21 am

    I am jealous that you are heading to the Keys next month! These sound delicious, and I don’t think I have ever combined lime and chocolate together.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      02/20/2016 at 4:27 pm

      The Keys are our favorite place to go and they certainly know how to do key lime. If you ever get down there you just have to try their key lime pie on a stick – just think a slice of key lime pie all covered in chocolate. It’s to-die for!

  • Reply
    02/17/2016 at 1:24 pm

    These cookies are so unique I love them! Thanks for sharing at #overthmoon! Please visit Wonderful Wednesday if you are in the neighborhood! Have a great week.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      02/17/2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Marilyn! I’ll check out Wonderful Wednesday too.

  • Reply
    Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    02/17/2016 at 2:13 am

    Great cookies! Love that the live comes from your back yard!

  • Reply
    02/17/2016 at 1:07 am

    Great cookies, Linda! I often find white chocolate just too sweet for me so it’s great to balance it with the tart lime. Researching recipes for this month’s Creative Cookie Exchange, I actually googled Calgon cookies, just for fun. And, sure enough, someone had named one recipe that, no soap included. 🙂

  • Reply
    02/16/2016 at 3:47 pm

    Oh l would love a fruit tree in my backyard! What a good choice to bake with your key limes

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      02/16/2016 at 4:24 pm

      I love having fruit trees in our yard. My husband always looks forward to anything I make with them. I guess he liked these cookies too since they were scarfed down in no time!

  • Reply
    02/16/2016 at 12:47 pm

    The cookies sound delicious! And so tropical!! Although i was completely distracted by those beautiful orchids !!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      02/16/2016 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks! I love growing my orchids and, this time of year, they are all blooming. And they seemed like the perfect accompaniment to our tropical theme. 🙂

  • Reply
    02/16/2016 at 9:55 am

    Yummy! Great flavor combo

  • Reply
    Renee Dobbs
    02/16/2016 at 6:19 am

    A key lime tree in your back yard? Lucky you! Just the other day I saw key limes at the store and almost bought them. Now I see something to make with them other than pie or ice cream.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      02/16/2016 at 4:18 pm

      They go great in a Key Lime Colada too! Come on down!

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