Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies are a fantastic flavor twist on simple sugar cookies. Perfect for anytime you’re craving a sweet, citrus treat!
I can never resist the appeal of simple sugar cookies. They’re just so wonderfully sweet and soft. Of course, I can’t resist making variations of them, either. These Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies are one of my favorite versions. By adding both coconut and lemon, you get so much great flavor added to an already tasty cookie!
These cookies have both the zest and juice of a lemon in them. If you’re looking for something a little different, you can use lime instead of lemon. Or why not try a combination of lemon and lime for lots of citrus flavor?
I like to make sugar cookies with a bit of cream cheese in the dough. It makes the cookies extra soft and provides amazing flavor, too. (If you like the idea of cream cheese in cookies, too, then be sure to try two of my favorites, Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Cookies.)
The coconut in these cookies is toasted for both flavor and crunch. They also add just a little darker color to an otherwise monochromatic cookie. You can skip the toasting step, but I highly recommend that you don’t miss out on that toasty coconut flavor. And if you need a refresher, you can see my tips and methods for toasting coconut.
As I said above, these are fairly monochromatic cookies. I like to sprinkle a little coarse sugar on top of the cookies before they’re baked just to give them a bit of sparkle. It’s such an easy way to add some interest to baked goods that I always keep some in my kitchen.
These cookies will spread quite a bit, so be sure not to skip the chilling time. That will not only keep the cookies from spreading too much, but it will also help the flavors shine.
I love to bake these cookies year round. Their bright citrus flavor makes them a great choice for warm weather, while that same flavor is also welcomed on colder days, too.
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13 Comments on “Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies”
when do you add the coconut? please send reply to my e-mail.
Oops! I’ve updated the recipe now. Thanks!
The toasted coconut is not included in the directions. How is it included in the cookies? Thanks.
Sorry I omitted that step! I’ve updated the recipe. Thanks!
Is the updated recipe showing the directions on how to toast the coconut.?
Thanks in advance
Here are my directions and tips for toasting coconut: How to Toast Coconut
I love sugar cookies! Lemon and coconut is such a great flavors combination – delicious!
I love lemon flavoured anything and these sugar cookies look absolutely delicious.
The flavor was amazing! I love anything lemon and coconut. My cookies did spread a lot even though I refrigerated the dough over night and kept it in the fridge between batches. Next time, I think I’ll freeze the dough balls and bake from frozen and see if that helps.
Soooooooo good!! Didn’t toast the coconut as it was not in the recipe but everyone LOVES them!!
That’s wonderful to hear! 🙂
Hi! I can’t get my hands on cream cheese at the moment, but I really want to bake these cookies. I’ve made them before and really loved them. Can you recommend any substitutions for cream cheese?
I’ve not tried a substitute in this recipe, but you might try Greek yogurt.