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Mar 11

Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups

These Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups are the perfect blend of tart and sweet. A coconut infused cake mix cookie is topped with Lime Frosting!

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Oh my goodness you guys. A travesty happened right when I was in the middle of making these cookies.

My oven broke. *gasp*

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you probably already know this. In fact, you’re probably all, “quit whining already!”

But guys, it’s my OVEN.

I turned it on to preheat, walked away to make the dough, put them in the pans and went to put them in the oven. There was no heat – just lots and lots of gas. I immediately turned it off, of course. Tried again…no dice.

{The repairman just left an hour ago. He took apart the oven and “jiggled” the ignitor and got it working again – for now. He’s ordering a part to replace it, in case “jiggling” doesn’t solve the issue. In the last hour I have baked mini pies, a cake, and magic bars. I’m not going to stop…because I’m scared if I turn it off it won’t turn on again, ha.}

Anyway, back to these cookies. Thank goodness for my wonderful sister-in-law. She let me come over and hijack her oven on Saturday afternoon so I could bake these cookies for all of you. Because, well. They’re important and time-sensitive cookies.

Why? BECAUSE I NEEDED THEM.

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To make these Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups, I mixed a coconut cream pudding mix into a box of French Vanilla Cake Mix to turn it into a coconut cookie. I also added some coconut extract (optional if you don’t have it, I got mine at Walmart, FYI) and shredded coconut for extra coconut oomph. The base isn’t overly sweet and pairs wonderfully with the sweet and tart Key Lime Pie frosting. The cookies are topped with some extra coconut and some graham cracker crumbs, to remind you of an actual Key Lime Pie.

These are really, really good. I ate 5. In one sitting. Then I froze the rest to get them out of my sight. Too bad I know where they’re hidden in the freezer…

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Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups

Yield: 51 cookies

Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups - coconut cookie cups with lime frosting!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box French Vanilla Cake Mix (or just yellow if you can't find the French Vanilla)
  • 1-3.4 ounce box coconut cream pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, optional
  • 3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 or 2 cans vanilla frosting
  • 1 or 2 packets Lime Jell-O
  • Toasted Coconut and graham cracker crumbs for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a mini whoopie pie tin and/or mini muffin tins with cooking spray. (Makes about 50 cookie cups.)
  2. Mix cake mix, pudding mix (dry), eggs, and butter on low speed using an electric mixer. Beat until batter comes together, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Stir in coconut extract (optional) and coconut.
  3. Scoop tablespoon sized balls into prepared pans. Press to fit. Bake 7-8 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking. Cool completely before removing from pans and frosting.
  4. Stir one packet Lime Jell-O into one can of frosting. You can simply spread the frosting on the cookies with a knife, and top with toasted coconut and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs. Or, use a pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip to pipe the frosting onto the cookies. If you are piping the frosting, you may need a second can of frosting. (I like to add lots of frosting!)

Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn Treats

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Bubblegum Cupcakes

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Sweets from friends:
Bubblegum Fudge by The Domestic Rebel
Cotton Candy Cupcakes by Love From The Oven
Chocolate Mint Pretzel Bites by Shugary Sweets
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream by Something Swanky

133 comments on “Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups

  1. Those frosting creations sound interesting so I would like to try those! Glad to hear that your oven got repaired. These look great Dorothy! I love that they are small too!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      Yes, so I can eat more… LOL! Thanks Raquel!

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  2. How yummy! Pinned it! 🙂

    I would love for you to join my Blog Hop! 🙂

    http://www.pluckys-secondthought.com/pluckys-blog-hop-2/

    Don’t fotget to enter the Giveaway!

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  3. I actually want to try the cotton candy flavor, I still haven’t even though it’s been available forever! But the new Peaches n’ Cream looks really good too.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      I love the cotton candy one! So good! Thanks Heidi!

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  4. Oh my goodness anything with the word key lime pie and I’m in! These look amazing!

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  5. These look yummy! Love key lime pie! 🙂

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Me too, now. 🙂 Thanks Anita!

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  6. Oh my goodness I am so excited to make these cookies! And try the pink lemonade frosting creation! Yum!

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  7. Key lime is our all time favorite flava!

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  8. I love key lime. Totally looking for these in my store. Thanks!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:45 am

      Thanks for entering Debbie!

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  9. I would probably try the pink lemonade flavor first because my husband loves pink lemonade. I would probably like the key lime pie!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:45 am

      They are both good Kristen! I just made a cake with the pink lemonade and OMG it’s good…

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  10. These sound super yum! Can’t wait to try!

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  11. OH MY HEAVENS. These look insanity, Dorothy! I’m so sorry about your oven–isn’t it awful? Did you cry like I did when I saw the repairvan outside my house? Lol, it’s seriously tragic. But thankfully you could crank out this stuff because OMG, it looks AWESOME. Coconut cookie cups with key lime? LOVE.

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  12. You had me at key lime. I can not turn down anything key lime flavored.

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  13. Oh the Fruit Punch sounds very interesting! Would love to try that!

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  14. I need to try these, especially that Key Lime Pie one… heavenly. I’m itching to try the bubblegum one too.

    Thos cookie cups look so good. I’m loving that you guys can flavour your frostings with these goodies. Don’t get them here (which makes me even more eager to try them) so for now I think I might be stuck to buying the oils and see if I can flavour my frosting with those instead.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      You totally can! Some day products will get to you, I hope! 🙂

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  15. I cant wait to try the cotton candy! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  16. Patricia Meadows Reply

    Like the cotton candy .Can’t wait to try the lime. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks for entering Patricia!

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  17. Dude. I’ve totally been neglecting your blog and leaving nice comments on all your beautiful posts. And now I’m commenting like the free loader that I am because I want some baking goods. Sigh. Pink Lemonade!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 14th, 2013 at 6:15 am

      LOL, FINE LISA. 😉 Kidding. I hope you win!

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  18. I am so excited to try Peaches and Cream!! I hit Walmart every weekend, and they are always out of these mix-ins! I hope I can get my hands on some via this giveaway!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 14th, 2013 at 11:29 am

      I’ll cross my fingers for you Kelly!

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  19. Peaches and Cream…yum cant wait to try!!

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  20. Key lime pie. definitely. I’m a sucker for all things key lime.

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  21. love your blog & that mini whoppie pie pan is sooo adorable!

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  22. So glad I stumbled on your blog! Can’t wait to try your recipes. I hope I win the contest!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 14th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! 🙂

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  23. Pink lemonade

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  24. I am liking this recipe! They look so yummy! The best part is the easy!

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  25. I love to bake with my daughter and this would be great to use for a bake sale at her school.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 15th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Totally! Easy for kids to make too!

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  26. Oh my gosh, these are wicked adorable. I love this flavour combo. Your piping skills are impressive.

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  27. I just found your site and first of all I love i !!! and i’ve gotten the flavor packets form DH …. i just havet been able to use it yet … but i’d love to get the prize pack and i love that your offering it … i’ll surely becomming back to this site for all the yummy stuff i’ve been seeing …. and the key lime is a MUST try for me ASAP!!!

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  28. I’d LOVE to try the Pink Lemonade flavor. It sounds so funny and springy!! Thanks.

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  29. Peaches and cream for sure! yummm!!!

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  30. Love this combo. My 2 fave flavors in one treat.

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  31. I would like to try the key lime pie frosting.

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