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Two Peas and Their Pod: Oatmeal Cookies with Lime, Coconut, and White Chocolate

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oatmeal Cookies with Lime, Coconut, and White Chocolate

I recently created a special cookie for my Joshua. He loves my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, so I used the oatmeal dough as the base. He is also in love with everything lime, so I added in lime zest and a couple drops of fresh lime juice. I wasn't sure how the juice would take to the cookies, so I just added a little. I had a good thing going, so I continued on.

Next, I added in coconut and chopped chunks of premium white chocolate. Oh yea, now we are talking. An oatmeal cookie with lime, coconut, and white chocolate. I tested the dough and was pretty confident in my creation.

After I pulled them from the oven and allowed them to cool, it was time for the taste test by the one and only, Joshua. He was excited to try "his" special cookie. Luckily, it was a winner. He loved my new creation! It was fun playing around with a new recipe for my sweetie!

Oatmeal Cookies with Lime, Coconut, and White Chocolate

(Printable Recipe)

½ c. brown sugar

1/2 c. white sugar

1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

1 egg

1 tsp. Vanilla

Zest of 1-2 limes (I used 2)

A couple drops of fresh lime juice

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Baking powder

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

1 1/4 c. flour

1 1/4 c. oats

About 3/4 cup coconut

About 1 cup white chocolate chunks (or chips)

Cream the butter with the sugars until soft and creamy, using a mixer. Add in egg and vanilla. Add in lime zest and juice. Mix briefly. In a separate bowl combine the salt, baking powder, soda, flour. Add to wet ingredients. Mix until blended. Add your oats and then your coconut and chocolate.

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes! Don’t let them get too done…they are better when they are soft!

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Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Never thought to pair oats with tangy lime & coconut - LOVE IT!!!

5:04 AM  
Blogger Kristen616 said...

What a great idea! It looks like a delicious cookie!!!

5:16 AM  
Blogger The Purple Carrot said...

That sounds like a great comination of flavors!

Isn't it fun to bake cookies for your honey?? I sure think so ; )

5:16 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Great idea to pair coconut and white chocolate with lime in a cookie!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Oh my gosh! You know my Josh would LOVE these! Ahhh! Saving this recipe. Great creativity! Keep up the good work!

5:34 AM  
Blogger Finla said...

Yummy cookies. Love the combo,

5:56 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

Yes! coconut & lime, mmm. I would love to try this one.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Netts Nook said...

Sounds like breakfast cookie for me what a great idea love the LIME.

6:14 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Perfect combo of flavors there! Yummy!

6:20 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Oh a tropical oatmeal cookie.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I just toasted some coconut and can't stop eating it so I think these cookies are wonderful! What nice flavors. Oatmeal has to be about my favorite cookie too besides an old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Will bookmark this!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

Great flavor pairing! And they look so good!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Looks like you've invented a wonderful cookie! I've never had lime in cookies until trying Dorie's coconut butter thins (just last night) and I'm hooked! And if I liked that one, which had coconut it it (not one of my favorites), I know that I will LOVE this one with oatmeal and white chocolate!!! So glad that your sweetie enjoyed these!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks everyone! I really liked the flavor and the oatmeal base was fantastic!!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That combination is a winner! OMG, I'm drooling!



6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lime, coconut, and white chocolate sounds like a perfect combination to me! Delicious cookies!

7:08 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Mmmm, what a great combination of food! They look delicious!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

The ingredient combo is terric. I can imagine how great these taste.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Spryte said...

I LOVE lime!! I bet those are GREAT!!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Ever since I developed my recipe for white chocolate lime cookies I have been facinated by the combo. Yours adds coconut and oats ... wowie, that looks yummy!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

I think I would really like these. It reminds me of the silly song I love, you out the lime in the coconut, you stir it all up. or something like that.

Anyhoo, yes, I have been to Palm Beach many times. My sister lives just South, I live 3 hrs North and my best friend lives in West Palm. It's a great place. Say hello to the palm trees everywhere.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

What a nice creation.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Suburban Monkey said...

I am really diggin this combo of ingredients...another to add to my baking list!!!

Hope your feelin ok, we miss you guys!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

This is such a creative combination of ingredients! I absolutely love lime and coconut (and chocolate of course!) so I'm sure these cookies are amazing. It is so sweet that you came up with these just for your husband :)

8:11 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

These sound fantastic! What a great flavor combo idea.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

I love how you add some citrus to it!

P.S. I have an award for you!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Live Love Eat-I will email you soon about FL. I need some travel tips:)

Whit-Sorry we can't come this weekend, I am really bummed.

Meghan-It is a good cookie. I was pleased with the outcome!

Allie-Thanks! I will be over:)

8:22 AM  
Blogger Mumsy said...

Sure--just when I tell myself I can't make cookies this week. :)

I love that combo. I never would have thought of it. Perfect!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Those look and sound amazing, I have never thought of adding citrus to a cookie!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

They look awesome. How sweet of you to create something for your honey!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

Those cookies are so exotic! That sounds amazing!

10:00 AM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

How do you manage to take everything I love and turn it into a cookie?!? If I didn't have 2 batches of cookie dough in the fridge already, I'd so be making these today! Definitely bookmarking though.

As for chocolate frosting, I use the recipe my grandma has been using for ages. I dunno where she got it so I just call it hers, but the recipe is here: Sometimes I have to add more milk to it.

10:52 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so good! I'm not into lime, so I'll try caramel or butterscotch!

10:59 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Great flavor combo. I'm sure the texture of the oatmeal played great with the lime and coconut. I'm glad they were a success.

11:02 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Totally a fun combination :) Taking risks is always so much fun and so exciting when they work out!

11:12 AM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

Very creative! Those cookies look and sound delicious!

11:16 AM  
Blogger April said...

They sound fantastic! Great job on your own creation!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

OK, what a great idea. I love the lime and coconut idea! You go Girl!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

What a great flavor combination! I know some people don't really like white chocolate, but I love it.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

For a while there I was thinking you had a kid named Joshua before I remembered, hehehe :) He has excellent taste-- it looks delicious!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

How to Eat a Cupcake-Thanks for the frosting link! Can't wait to try it!

Manggy-Sometimes Joshua seems like my son..ha! JK! Thanks for stopping by!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Pearl said...

Those cookies sound like a great way to welcome spring!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

What a great combination! Love the idea of white chocolate, lime and coconut! Sounds tropical!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Maria is Great shei s always thinking of me.

Thanks, I LOVE YOU!

2:08 PM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

Oh wow, I love the use of lime in a cookie. I think my family would love to give these a try, especially with the white chocolate for my guys.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

What a creative idea - they sound really delicious!

How adorable your hubby commented too :)

4:44 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

yum! lime and coconut! now i know it's summer! i love that you paired it with oatmeal :)

5:24 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Very nice cookie, it reminds me of the song....put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up... er eat it all up!!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Yum perfect cookie for your darling! TWD has lime in the cookie this week. Im excited to taste them, I hear there wonderful!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We also love anything with lime! These looks delicious!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

These looks scrumptious! I bet they just melt in your mouth!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

Oh, Maria, these look totally fabulous! Joshua is one lucky guy. I love how the white chocolate chunks look so big and melty against the oatmeal cookie dough. And, of course, lime and coconut go so well with white chocolate. How fabulous! How are you feeling?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Heidi Leon Monges said...

I love the combination you guys created: oats, lime (adore limes!) coconut and white choc. Awesome and smart!.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

These look delish! I just posted a recipe for oatmeal, coconut, white chocolate cookies too! Only mine also have cranberries and pecan.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I would LOVE the lime in those cookies and the coconut too. They look delish!!

12:21 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

We are too much alike! One day off will not hurt you! I bet you are in kick butt shape ;)

The ingredients listed on the container for the PB are peanuts and salt thats it. I'm not sure if the oils could be hidden somewhere. I will investigate and let you know

2:47 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

That's what I love about cookies - you can really play around with the ingredients to get them just the way you like them. This combo sounds fantastic! Me and Brad are so with ya'll - everything is better with lime!

3:43 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Me again ;) The container says no hydrogenated oils! Its seriously the best PB ever

3:59 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

I love oatmeal cookies the best too. What a great new flavour!

5:12 AM  
Blogger grace said...

the lime is a totally unexpected ingredient--i love it! oatmeal cookies with raisins are supremely boring compared to this concoction. :)

4:34 AM  
Blogger eatme_delicious said...

Oh my those look insanely delicious.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These look soo good! Love the idea of lime and coconut with oats-why didn't I think of that?

9:11 PM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

What a great combo of flavours! Josh is one lucky guy ;o)


8:45 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

ooooh this looks like a great creation!! did you feel the lime flavor was strong enough? or would you add more lime next time?

6:37 PM  
Blogger RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

my whole foods sells a similar cookie (same ingredients besides the oats!) and i've been dying to replicate it. now i don't have to.. i can just use ur awesome recipe!!! yah!!! thanks :)

11:00 AM  
Blogger shoe said...

I am coming to your site anytime I need a cookie recipe from now on...I love your extensive collection!!

I'm going to try these oatmeal cookies and bring them to school tomorrow...we're starting school super early this year and I think everyone would appreciate a treat like this!


2:49 PM  

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