White Coconut Sugar Cookie Bars

This yummy sugar cookie recipe has a tropical twist with coconut and lime. Topped with creamy frosting, these Christmas cookies are perfect for a party or cookie swap.

Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookie Bars
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 bar


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract

  • 1 recipe Coconut-Lime Frosting

  • Flaked coconut, toasted if desired, and/or lime zest

Coconut-Lime Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 3 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lime zest

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Coat foil with cooking spray. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, sour cream, vanilla, and coconut extract. Gradually beat in flour. Transfer dough to prepared pan. Press dough evenly into pan.

  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown on edges. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use edges of foil to lift uncut bars from pan. Spread with Coconut-Lime Frosting. If desired, sprinkle with flaked coconut and lime zest. Cut into bars.

Coconut-Lime Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in zest, lime juice, and extract.

To Store

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
8g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 19mg 0%
Folate, total 15.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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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