Key Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I have long been hearing the many benefits of cooking with coconut oil. I’m not sure why I didn’t make that small leap until now. It might have something to do with the fact that butter and lard are kitchen essentials here in the South. Demographics aside, it’s time to make some changes around here. I love to bake and that isn’t something I want to give up, so choosing better ingredients is the path I shall take. These Key Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are my first attempt at baking with coconut… any by golly… I think I’m onto something.

Key Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Recently, I received a jar of coconut oil as part of a #FairTradeFaves Klout Perk. Fair Trade USA sent me a box of goodies to try, in hopes that I would in turn spread the word about how important it is to buy Fair Trade Certified products that help women around the world invest in their families and communities. I was under no obligation to include mention of Fair Trade USA in this post, but feel it’s important to spread the word about how Fair Trade is helping to fight poverty in farming communities. You see, when you purchase a Fair Trade product you know that the farmer is receiving a fair share for his or her hard work and that’s something I feel good about.

Onto the cookies….

My first experience baking with coconut oil was fantastic. I kept it very simple, using a Pillsbury Key Lime Cookie Mix. I love this time of the year when the grocery store shelves are full of Pillsbury’s key lime and pink lemonade cake and cookie mixes, and frostings. I am obsessed with them!

Key Lime White Chocolate Cookies

Key Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies


1 box key-lime cookie mix
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 egg
1 – 2 tablespoons of water, if needed to achieve the right consistency
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped Macadamia Nuts


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.

2. Place the cookie mix into a mixing bowl, and add the melted coconut. Give it a few stirs first to incorporate the oil, then add the egg.

3. Stir in the chocolate chips.

4. Using a medium size scoop, spoon about 1 1/5 tablespoon size balls onto the lined cookie sheet. Place them about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Use your fingers to press down lightly on the tops of the unbaked cookies.

5. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow them to rest on the cookies sheet for a few minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Note: If you don’t care for Macadamia Nuts, they can easily be omitted from this recipe.

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  1. says

    YUM! I just started cooking with coconut oil. I made some oatmeal cookies with coconut oil last week becasue I had fun out of butter, but my family told me they PREFERRED them made with coconut oil! That’s a win for me! These cookies sound yummy. I’ll have to try them next!

  2. Jessica @EatSleepBe says

    Oh my goodness. You just combined two of my favorite things in the entire world. It’s just too bad I can’t jump through my computer screen and grab one of them.

  3. says

    Now this is a fun cookie flavor you don’t see everyday! I am gonna have to try this out sometime! I love a good key lime, and I am sure this cookie rocks!

  4. Kelsey Louise says

    Yummy these look so good. I have only had key lime pie, so it would be fun to have it in a cookie!!

  5. says

    oh my goodness these sound fantastic! My Husband is a key lime fanatic. He would totally in hale the entire plate of these. I can’t wait to make them.

  6. says

    Great additions to upgrade a cookie mix! We used the Pillsbury Key Lime frosting to top some Peach Mango Cupcakes last weekend – the flavor was so good.

  7. says

    Sounds like some pretty great cookies. I love key lime, white chocolate, and macadamia… so putting them together has to be awesome.

  8. Lenze says

    This is interesting key lime and cookies. I have to say I think of Florida when I see key lime and pies (of course). This seems like a good alternative to the pie and easier to travel with too!

  9. M.Clark says

    This is an interesting mix, key lime, white chocolate, and macadamia nuts. I really do not like white chocolate so I would have to use regular chocolate chips. Thank you for sharing this very unique recipe.

    • Angela says

      The Key Lime Mixes are made by Pillsbury and we usually pick them up at Walmart, although some other stores carry it. It seems to be a seasonal item more readily available in the spring and summer months. They are so good. I like to stock up on them, before Fall.

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