Cabana Cookies are yum-yum, yummy!

“C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me.  Oh! cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C!” – Cookie Monster

Cookies are little sweet drops of dough from heaven.  So delish with so many varieties.  They are ultimate comfort in a perfect, crispy on the outside; chewy on the inside, package.

Baking cookies, for me, is even more comforting.  I love the warmth from the oven and the smells that fill my home.  I also enjoy seeing the delight in people’s faces when they eat one of my hand crafted cookies!

Something super fun to do is create a unique blend of cookie.  That’s how I came up with the Cabana Cookie.  I was going to call them Cabana Boys, but my firefighter neighbor said it might be awkward for him to ask for another hot Cabana Boy.

I took the basic dough recipe.  You know the one you use for chocolate chip cookies.   But, instead of adding chocolate chips, I put in white chocolate chips, coconut, and the secret ingredient…lime zest.  They were a hit!  My taste testers (neighbors, co-workers, husband, and friends) loved them!  Yippeee!  Success!

What other combos can you come up with?  I already have a few more ideas.

Cabana Cookies

Basic Dough – how much does this make?  Depends on the size of your cookies.  I made huge chewy cookies and this recipe made about 18 cookies.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

    Cabana Cookie Ingredients
    Get all the ingredients together to make sure you have everything!
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

The add ins

  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut
  • zest of 2 small limes


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt and lime zest in small bowl.  I added the lime zest here because I wanted to be sure it was distributed evenly throughout the batter

    Cabana flour and lime
    Whisk it to get the lumps out!
  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

    Cabana cookies mixing!
    Action shot!
  • Hand stir in white chocolate chips and coconut.  Yes, hand stir!  If you use a mixer it breaks up the chips.  Plus, hand stirring ands more love and you can taste the difference.

    hand stir batter
    Hand stirring adds love.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets or use a scoop.

    Cabana cookies scooped
    My cookies were huge!
  •  Bake for 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown depending on the size of your cookies and how you like ’em.
  • Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

    Golden brown cookies
    They are delicious warm!
  • Enjoy!

    Naked limes
    Don’t worry about these naked limes. We will use them for mojitos!


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