Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies

Sunday 25 July 2021

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 
Our Eileen hasn't been feeling very well these past few days.  She had her second Covid shot on Thursday and her body has been fighting it ever since. Hopefully she will start to feel better soon. 

Its funny how everyone reacts differently to it.  I was very tired for a few days afterwards, whilst my sister was very ill, just like she had the stomach flu, and my father, he had no side effects at all.  

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies

 Who knows really if we will be protected after this fully.  I think nobody knows for sure. Its all just conjecture.  I did what I was asked to do and am hoping for the best! 

Anyways, because she wasn't feeling well, I made a pizza and baked some cookies today to drive over for her and Tim.   She is feeling a little bit better today, but not like cooking, that's for sure!  So I thought I would help them out a bit. 

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 
Homemade oatmeal cookies have always been popular in my family. I dare say they are almost as popular as chocolate chip cookies, and I do make very good chocolate chip cookies! 

When I was cooking at the Manor, I had to make chocolate chip cookies for the Mr. at least once a week.  He loved my chocolate chip cookies.

Whenever I was baking them, the smell of them baking drew in staff from all over the house.  They loved them too, and could not resist scarfing down a cheeky cookie when nobody else was looking!

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 
I can honestly say that I have never met an oatmeal cookie that I did not fall in love with.  Crisp oatmeal cookies. Soft oatmeal cookies. It makes no difference. I love them all.

This delicious version is a cross between the two, with crisp buttery edges, and a soft chewy middle.  Made even more so from the use of brown sugar.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 
They also contain plenty of shredded coconut, which  adds to the moreish chewiness.  Flavored with lime and vanilla.

They use both the juice and zest of lime in the batter. I use my micro-plane grater to grate the zest very find.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 

Oh, I wouldn't be without a micro-plane grater now. Its not something I ever had when my children were growing up.  Just the box grater.

Micro plane graters make short work of grating things like citrus zests, parmesan cheese and nutmeg.   I have both small and larger ones.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 

The lime zest for this recipe gets rubbed into the sugars.  Just a little trick I learned from Dori Green span. She does that with lemon zest and sugar.

It helps to bring out the natural oils of the zest and enhance them.  I find that also in this particular cookie, it helps to prevent lumps in your brown sugar from forming.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 
Although to be perfectly honest, I have never minded lumps of brown sugar in my cookies.  My mom used to make these slice and bake butterscotch cookies when we were growing up. 

They always had lumps of brown sugar here and there in them.  They were my favourite bits.  Almost like candy.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 
My mom didn't bake very often, but when she did, those cookies were some of our favorites.  You can find her recipe for those here

Crisp and dunkable and complete with lumps of brown sugar here and there.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 
I was always baking cookies for my children when they were growing up. I bet I baked cookies every second day or so.  They gobbled them up. I didn't mind.

It was a labor of love for me.  That's why I am hoping that Eileen will love these cookies that I baked for her and Tim today.  I don't think they get home baked cookies very often.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 

These have a very rustic look to them. Wholesome even.  Filled with oats and coconut.

Vanilla and lime.  Butter, two sugars, white and brown.  And flour.  Nothing too out of the ordinary.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 

A glass of milk always tastes better with a couple of cookies on the side. Likewise a cup of tea or coffee.

And don't get me started on ice cream.  A bowl of ice cream and a couple of cookies, turns that ice cream into a very special dessert indeed.

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies 
Try it and see if I'm not right about that.  Even store bought cookies turn a simple scoop of ice cream into a decadent dessert.

In our older years mom didn't bake much in the way of cookies.  She mainly bought cookies, but she was working full time by then. 

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies
You don't need to make the glaze for these scrumptious cookies. They are perfectly delicious all on their own.

I really hope you do though, because it  adds a special something to these cookies.  It really does.  In any case, bake these. You won't regret it!!  

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Lime Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: Makes 20 cookies
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 13 MinTotal time: 23 Min
These crisp edged, soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are filled with coconut and the fresh flavors of lime. The glaze is optional as the cookies are delicious all on their own, but it does go perfectly with these delicious cookies!


For the cookies:
  • 1/2 cup (100g) soft light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup (46g) white sugar
  • 1 TBS finely grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup (120g) butter, softened
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/4 cups (175g) plain all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (60g) old fashioned large flake oatmeal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (75 g) shredded sweetened coconut
For the lime & coconut glaze:
  • 1 cup (130g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 - 3 TBS fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (37g) shredded sweetened coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 325*F/165*C/ gas mark 3. Line a large baking sheet with some baking paper. Alternately line two smaller ones.  Set aside. 
  2. Measure both sugars into a bowl. Rub in the lime zest until all are well combined.  Drop in the butter and cream everything together until light. Beat in the egg, vanilla and lime juice.  Sir in the flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Mix well together and then stir in the coconut.
  3. Scoop by heaped tablespoons onto the baking sheet, leaving space in between each for them to spread a bit.  
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.  Leave to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before scooping off onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the glaze sift the icing sugar into a bowl.  Add enough lime juice to make a nice drizzle, whisking everything together until smooth.  Drizzle the glaze haphazardly over the cookies and sprinkle with some coconut.
  6. Leave to set before serving.  Store in an airtight container.
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  1. Eileen's side effects means her body is making antibodies against the virus. Larry was quite ill after his second shot but I was fine. These cookies look so good. Nice combination of the lime and coconut. Enjoy church. Love and hugs, Elaine

    1. I am really hoping she is feeling better today. I was just really, really tired. Dad had no side effects at all, and Cindy was laid out with them. These are nice cookies for sure, best on the day, so I would freeze any that were not going to get eaten right away. The combo of lime and coconut has me singing the song, put the lime in the coconut. I can't get it out of my head! Love and hugs for you dear friend, xoxo

  2. I hope your daughter feels better soon. How lucky that her mum is thoughtful and can bring her some food - and what a blessing that you are now able to do that. A big, bright silver lining if there ever was one!

    Homemade biscuits were the only ones I ever got growing up as we did not have the money for store bought things. Mum made batches of "kisses" - a very short biscuit sandwiched together with icing or sometimes jam, as well as jam drops, thumbprint biscuits, honey jumbles, ginger nuts, Garibaldi (my brothers called them squashed fly biscuits) and of course our iconic oatmeal biscuit - Anzacs.

    Well, I had to make these straight away as we love oatmeal biscuits. I generally do your oatmeal and raisin ones, but thought this might make a nice change and I do love the lime and coconut combination of flavours. These did not disappoint. I did half with glaze and half without and while the glaze is lovely, I think I prefer them plain, but then I don't have a particularly sweet tooth. These have a lovely texture and that hint of lime and coconut is yummy.

    1. OH I love Garibaldi biscuits! I am going to try to make some from scratch one day. Your mum's cookies sound lush. Yum, what's not to love about kisses from a loving mum! So pleased you were tempted to make these right away and that they were enjoyed! You really make me happy Marie! xoxo

  3. OH, that makes me excited for you Becky! Put the lime in the coconut, drink them bot up, lol Seriously they are really nice! xoxo


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