Tropical "Lofthouse" Cookies

You know those soft, pink-iced store-bought cookies you know and love? That's the idea here, though we gave them a tropical spin with coconut and lime flavors.

Tropical "Lofthouse" Cookies on green and white stripe background
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
8 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 38 mins
40 cookies


  • cup coconut oil

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract

  • cup finely ground blanched almonds, macadamia nuts, or walnuts

  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon lime zest

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • Toasted shredded coconut (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat coconut oil with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, sour cream, vanilla, and coconut extract. Beat in ground almonds and the 1/2 cup shredded coconut. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough into four portions. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

  2. On a well-floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thick. Using 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very light brown. Remove; cool on wire racks.

  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, lime zest, and 2 Tbsp. of the lime juice until smooth, adding additional lime juice if needed to make icing desired consistency. Dip tops of cookies into icing and, if desired, sprinkle with toasted coconut. Let stand until icing is set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Folate, total 15.8mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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