Honey Lime Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

These honey lime coconut oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy with sweet crunches of coconut flakes and hints of lime.ย 

Honey Lime Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

It’s almost the end of March (can’t believe it!) and that means it’s time for Mystery Dish reveal!! Mystery Dish is a group of talented food bloggers that I joined last month (read more about it here). Each month a list of secret ingredients are selected by a host and group members get to create a unique recipe using two or three of the mystery ingredients (Chopped-style!).

The lovely Kat, from I Want Crazy, was our host this month and she picked these fun ingredients:

  • Boxed Cake Mix
  • Peeps
  • Oats
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Wine
  • Shallots
  • Coconut
  • Shrimp
  • Cinnamon
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Kiwi
  • Dried Fruits

Honey Lime Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

It has been a while since I made some oatmeal cookies. Actually a few months since these vanilla pomegranate oatmeal cookiesย so I had oatmeal cookies in the head when I saw the secret ingredients. Since I always jump at the opportunity to add coconut to everything, I had to take it one step further and create a flavor combination that is unexpectedly superb.

These honey coconut lime oatmeal cookies are just that. The cookies are soft, chewy and chunky and they are filled with crunchy toasted coconut flakes, zest of fresh lime and the sweetness of natural honey. Absolutely delicious and “the best cookie” I’ve made to date according to Mr J (the resident taste tester). The hints of citrus blended with tropical coconut is truly amazing! Try them please ๐Ÿ™‚

Honey Lime Coconut Oatmeal Cookies


Honey Lime Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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These honey lime coconut oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy with sweet crunches of coconut flakes and hints of lime
Recipe type: Cookies
Yield: 11 cookies
  • 1½ cup oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup coconut flakes, toasted
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one lime
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt and coconut flakes.
  3. In another bowl, beat the butter, coconut oil, honey and brown sugar until combined on medium speed. Add the egg and beat until blended. Beat in the vanilla, zest and lime juice.
  4. Reduce the speed to low and add in dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, arrange dough balls 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 9-111 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cool completely.

Here’s all the amazing recipes Mystery Dish members created from the secret ingredients. Be sure to check them out!

#mysterydish collage

1.ย Coconut Shrimp with Thai Chili Ginger Sauce by Joyful Healthy Eats

2.ย Sangria Poached Pears by Baking a Moment

3.ย Baked Mini Carrot Cake Donuts by Culinary Couture Blog

4.ย Funfetti Cookies with Peeps Marshmallow Frosting by I Dig Pinterest

5.ย Carrot Oatmeal Cookies by Yummy Healthy Easy

6.ย Gooey Oatmeal Cranberry Bars by I Want Crazy

7.ย Honey Lime Coconut Oatmeal Cookies by Blahnik Baker

8.ย Chocolate Almond Date Balls by The Well Floured Kitchen

9.ย Tropical Kiwi Fruit Muffins by The Pajama Chef

10.ย Nesting Peeps Cupcakes by The Dessert Chronicles

11.ย Carrot Cake Cookies by Chez CateyLou

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  1. says

    Lime and coconut sounds like such a great combo!! I’ve never baked a cookie with honey, but I bet it tastes amazing! Also not sure if I’m just noticing it, but your high heeled bullet points are adorable!!

  2. says

    It does NOT get better than honey and lime! That green peeking through the tops of these cookies is gorgeous. I love these so much, Zainab. Pinned to my cookie board and totally going to try! Great job on the Mystery Dish this month!

  3. says

    I love all of the flavors you packed into these cookies, Zainab! They’re like perfect summery cocktail flavors, but in a cookie! haha. You definitely nailed this mystery dish! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Dani says

    Whoa. I’ve heard of coconut in cookies. I’ve heard of honey in cookies. But lime? Girl, you crazy! In a very delicious, must try this now, how did she think of that way!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Dani it is one delicious crazy combination! I brought the last of these to work today and everyone was raving about them. I know you will love them!!

  5. says

    I totally agree that lime goes well with coconut in baked things, Zainab … I made a cake mixing those ingredients last week and was so pleased with the result. These are the second oatmeal cookies I’ve seen today and you’ve both totally sold them to me!

  6. says

    Oatmeal cookies are my weakness and I love all the tropical flavors you packed into these bad boys. They look incredible especially with the coconut flakes and lime zest – awesome job with the ingredients Z ๐Ÿ™‚ Totally in love and pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. says

    Ooooh, best cookie to date?!!! That’s quite an endorsement. I am a big fan of oatmeal cookies, I guess because I always feel like I have permission to eat them for breakfast since they’re so hearty, haha! And yes, adding coconut is always a good choice. And I love that you toasted the coconut first; I’m sure that makes these extra coconut-y.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend, my friend!

  8. says

    Zainab, we must be on the same wavelength this week! I’ve been craving lime and coconut together, so I used that combination for a frosting for my latest cake.

    These cookies look SO good. Seriously, like, I need one ASAP. Pinning this and hopefully I’ll make them sometime later this week!

  9. says

    I’m always loving coconut, and it’s so delicious with lime, too! These cookies sound so delicious — I love how you used your ingredients. Oatmeal cookies are the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. says

    I’m slightly obsessed with this flavor combo! I mean, I love honey and lime…and coconut and lime…so the pairing of all three seems pretty perfect!

  11. says

    Love this recipe Zainab its like a combo of coconut cream pie and key lime pie all mixed into an oatmeal cookie = perfection. Gorgeous pictures too, you make me want to just dunk those bad boys in some milk and call it a night! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. says

    I love everything about these cookies! Wish I had at least 6 right now! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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