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. Key lime is one of my favorite flavors in the entire world. These sound absolutely delicious.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. Ohhh these cookies look amazing! I would love to try to make them for memorial day, they look yummy!

  6. This combines so many of my favorites! I have to try these!

  7. I love Macadamia Nuts and it sounds like they go great with Key Lime! Yum!

  8. You had me locked in on the Key Lime then you added chocolate. Oh Yummmm

  9. Oh my goodness – I have never ever seen this combo in a cookie before! Key Lime Pie is my favorite and I love macadamia nuts!!! These cookies are a must try! Thanks for the pin!

  10. 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!!

  11. These look so tasty! I wasn’t sure how I feel about the key lime but I’d be willing to try them!

  12. That is a unique combination of ingredients, sounds yummy!

  13. These look delicious! I love cookies and key lime! Yum!

  14. I love key lime so much, I need to try try this recipe sometime!

  15. I must say those are the most unique cookies I have ever seen or heard of! I know many key lime lovers who would go crazy over those :)

  16. My boyfriend would gobble these non-stop. He LOVES macadamia nuts more than any other nut.

  17. Interesting combination. Yummy!

  18. Ooh, what a different and delicious combination! I’m already drooling!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

  22. Those look amazing. I would love to try them this summer!

  23. The cookies look amazing. I have never tried cooking with coconut oil, but I bet the flavor is wonderful. I will have to give it a try and this recipe too! :) Happy Memorial Day! :)

  24. Maria Oller says:

    So yummy and I love the texture that coconut oil gives to the cookies.

  25. My husband loves key lime… I need to try these!

  26. Now this is a new twist! Sounds yummy – what a great idea for st. Pat’s too!

  27. Oh what a unique twist! I bet my hubby would love these!

  28. I’ve never had a key lime cookie. I’ll have to try it!

  29. These looks melt in your mouth good!

  30. Now that looks like a little bite of heaven! My favorites all in one cookie! Yum.

  31. Key lime is one of my favorite flavors!!! Love it. I’ve been meaning to bake w coconut oil

  32. I have seen so many recipes for key lime goodies lately. These look great.

  33. I have never been a fan of key lime, but I’ve never seen them this way and these look delicious.

  34. YUMMM.. sounds soo refreshing for Summer.. they look delicious and I will have to make them to see how amazing they are.. who said cookies are just for Christmas..YUMMY

  35. That reminds me of something I can pick up in Key West. Yum!

  36. Those cookies look fantastic. I want a couple right now…preferably still warm!

  37. I’ve been trying to use coconut oil in all my cooking.

  38. YUM!!! I love anything with Key Lime in it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  39. These sound amazing. Great flavor combos. I am going to make these.

  40. These look delicious! I like to cook with coconut oil, I use it all the time now

  41. Oh those sound fantastic. I love key lime and white chocolate

  42. We’re in Florida right now and ordering Key Lime Pie wherever we go. This looks like the perfect way to keep the key lime going even after we get home!

  43. You always get me with these recipes! Looks so good.

  44. Oh these look amazing I love Macadamia Nuts this is a nice twist.

  45. I like the idea of using coconut oil. I’ve found it gives a lighter taste which I like. These look yummy!

  46. 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!

  47. Wow, what an interesting twist, key lime in a cookie!

  48. These look outstanding! Pinning them to save as a summer time treat.

  49. 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.

  50. This sounds like such an odd combination… but it’s so tempting to make… I may just have to try this recipe out! ;P

  51. I was wondering what kind of key lime cookie mix you used to make these and where it could be purchased. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Key Lime Cookie Mix in the store.

    • 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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