Soft, pillowy cookies that taste like you’re in the tropics, these coconut lime sandwich cookies are like a kiss of sunshine! The sweet coconut buttercream filling goes perfectly with the fresh lime flavors in the cookies…making this recipe a match made in heaven. They are a great treat for the Trim Healthy Mama or anyone who eats sugar free and low carb!
Ingredients To Make Coconut Lime Cookies
This recipe is rather simple to make, and you should be able to find all the ingredients in your local grocery store.
Are These Coconut Lime Cookies Sugar Free?
The short answer is YES…these cookies are most definitely sugar free!
As far as what sweetener to use, I used Lakantos Monkfruit classic and just put it in a blender to make powdered sweetener. It worked perfectly!
If you choose to use a different sweetener, just be sure it measures like sugar.
For example, the cookies call for 1/4 cup of powdered Monkfruit, so if you use Gentle Sweet, you should use 1/8 cup or a bit more. If using Super Sweet, I would use a tad less than 2 Tablespoons since Super Sweet is very sweet.
Everyone has different tastes for how sweet they like their treats, so experiment with the sweetener you choose to use.
How To Store Coconut Lime Sandwich Cookies
After assembling your sandwich cookies, set them on a plate and put them in the fridge until the filling is firm.
Once the filling is firm, you can store the sandwich cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
They should last up to a week in the fridge…but mine never last that long! You could also freeze them in freezer bags or containers for up to 3 months.
How Many Sandwich Cookies Does This Recipe Make?
This recipe should give you between 9 and 11 sandwich cookies, depending on how big your cookies are.
Using a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop makes the perfect little circular cookie, thus making evenly-shaped cookies for the sandwiches.
Can I Use Lemon Instead Of Lime?
You are more than welcome to use lemon zest and lemon juice instead of lime in this recipe.
Just know that it won’t taste just like a coconut/lime combination…still would be tasty though.
Speaking of using lime or lemon, when it comes to the filling, you could always make it really fabulous by using this Lime Curd recipe!
What Is Trim Healthy Mama?
If you found my blog and are wondering what sort of healthy lifestyle this is, let me explain.
THM is simply a clean-eating lifestyle that was created by two sisters, Pearl & Serene.
These sisters had a dream to make healthy food delicious and they have succeeded in doing just that for so many people all over the world.
THM uses only the purest ingredients in their products…and they have traveled across the world to seek out the best ingredients.
All of these recipes are sugar free. Protein plays a huge part in every snack and meal, along with clean-eating, low carb foods. But that’s not all. Healthy carbs are definitely on plan as well.
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Soft, pillowy cookies that taste like you're in the tropics, these coconut lime sandwich cookies are like a kiss of sunshine! The sweet coconut buttercream filling goes perfectly with the fresh lime flavors in the cookies...making this recipe a match made in heaven. They are a great treat for the Trim Healthy Mama or anyone who eats sugar free and low carb!
- COOKIE RECIPE:
- 1-3/4 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup powdered Monkfruit sweetener
- 4 Tablespoons softened butter
- 2 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
- 4 Tablespoons lime juice (freshly squeezed is best)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups powdered Monkfruit sweetener
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In medium bowl, combine butter, sweetener, cream cheese, lime zest and juice and salt. Mix well.
- Add almond flour and mix until combined.
- Use a Tablespoon cookie scoop to form balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Flatten each cookie ball (they won't spread while baking).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- While the cookies are baking, mix all the filling ingredients together in a medium bowl until creamy and combined.
- Allow baked cookies to cool then put a little filling between 2 cookies to form a sandwich.
- These cookies are most definitely the best after being refrigerated for a bit, or until the filling is firm.