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.


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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

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


  • 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


  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!)

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  1. I’d love to win the prize package. I am a new follower and I love your photography and fun ideas. Thanks!

  2. I’m excited to try the Key Lime Pie flavor. Thanks for offering the chance to win.

  3. Those mini whoopie pie pans are da bomb! I would love to have one…And, try the DH goodies, too…With our boozy creations, of coure. Bake It With Booze goes Duncon Hines! Yay! Thanks for the giveaway, Dorothy!
    P.S. I did buy a few of the mixins a while back hoping to make something with the cool flavored vodkas that Hayley got me last year. So many recipes, so little time. 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh, Dorothy. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to grill something and either ran out of propane OR started a gas fire (and destroyed the food) because I forgot to clean the grates one too many time. I realize you’re talking about your oven…but you know, the whole “I am so ready to make this!” and then “Oh crap, I can’t make this!” :*(

    I’d eat at least 5 of them. Probably 10. You’re going to make me fat.

  5. Aw, that stinks about your oven. Glad you were able to hijack your SIL oven so you could make these amazing cookie cups. They look sooo good!

  6. I want to try key lime!

  7. peaches and cream is intriguing!

  8. What a lovely idea Dorothy. These sound delicious!!!

  9. Such a bummer about your oven!! Lucky you have such a great sis in law 🙂
    These are SO PRETTY! They make me want a vacation….

  10. THIS is a rockin giveaway! I am so sorry to hear about your oven! That happened to a loyal blog reader recently and I can’t even imagine! Hope you’re good as new though now. I have a regular sized whoopie pie pan and a mini sized donut pan, but not a mini whoopie pie or mini muffin pan. They’re adorable and love the flavors. Fave frosting…pink lemonade or key lime!

  11. Pink Lemonade and Fruit Punch sounds great! I’m looking forward to trying them out!
    Your cookie cups are too cute and look yummo!

  12. I would love to win this, the flavor packets are awesome, and to get the ppppppush pops and the mini whoopie pan would be great,

  13. Oooooo…. the Cotton Candy! So fun! 🙂

    I can feel your pain about the broken oven. That also happened to me a few weekends back & that is when I decided to bake cookie bars in my Crock Pot, lol! 😉

  14. I am addicted to your site! Great giveaways, too!

  15. Hate when I am hungry and you come up on my newsfeed! I don’t, really. i love it!!!
    love how everything you bake always looks so delish!!! Would love!!

  16. Ugh, my oven has been on the fritz lately, so I totally feel your pain – the repairman estimated the replacement part as nearly as much as a new oven, so yeah…looks like I’ve got appliance shopping ahead of me. 🙁 Hope yours is fixed soon! I have to admit, key lime is one of my fave flavors, especially as we’re headed into spring-time. These look awesome!

  17. These are so pretty! Glad things worked out with the oven (for now)!

  18. Key Lime sounds refreshing

  19. I want to try the peaches and cream flavor! Thanks for all the work you do in sharing your blog with us!

  20. What a super cute cookie cup! I am loving that Key Lime flavor packet too!!! I have a big whoopie pie pan…I am feeling the urge to get the small one now! My fingers are crossed!!!

  21. These are super cute, Dorothy! And what an awesome prize pack! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Stopping by from Two Cup Tuesday.

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  22. Also, I think I would be most excited to try the Key Lime or Fruit Punch flavors!

  23. I can’t pick just one. Imagine a summer picnic with a cupcake assortment of key lime pie and pink lemonade cupcakes.

  24. Holy Key Lime Pie Batman! These look amazing. Key Lime Pie is my favorite pie of all time…I’m gonna have to make these…SOON!

  25. Oh….All the limited edition frosting sound delicious. But I’m a big fan for citrus, so I can’t wait to try the pink lemonade. The color is so pretty too! 🙂

  26. Oh my, living way over here we have Duncan Hines. We can have Devil’s Food Cake Mix or nothing. AND only one chain (Woolworth’s) carries it. I swooned when I saw your photos. Everything here must be made from scratch (other than chocolate cake)

    These look really cute.

  27. Oh my gosh, I don’t know what I do if my oven broke!! Whew, good to know “jiggling” works! These may be the best things I’ve seen since sliced bread-really! I’m loco for key lime!

  28. Peaches and cream.

  29. These are so cute! I love the mini whoopie pie pan!

  30. The pink lemonade!

  31. Please tell me why I want to make Everything I see on your blog! And now I need a new pan to!

  32. Oh my goodness! A broken oven? That stinks. The jiggling thing cracks me up…how many times do we “fix” things by jiggling or kicking it? LOL. These cookie cups look great by the way!

  33. Gotta go with key lime, all four of us love key lime!

  34. I can totally relate to your kitchen story….. My oven may be in working condition (knock on wood) but my mixer almost died. And while it’s not quite as important as an oven, big time tears would have been shed!!

    These make me think of the lime in the coconut song!! Such a cute idea!!

  35. I am excited to try the key lime! yummy!

  36. Key Lime is the one I’d like to try because it looks/tastes so springy. This would be a perfect Easter dessert.

  37. Definitely the Key Lime!

  38. Having your oven break is the worst! My computer crashed the other day and Its in the loyal hands of Apple for the next week! An oven and a computer are two things every food blogger needs. I think I am going to drown my sorrows in these cookie cups. Key Lime is my favorite!

  39. I’m head over heels in love with Key Lime anything!!! And it is the PERFECT partner for coconut. Love your shots of the cookie cups, especially the overhead one – gorgeous!!

  40. A good cookie with yummy icing … fantastic!

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  42. I’d love to win the package. Key Lime is my frosting choice and look forward to making the cookie cups. Yummmmm 😉

  43. Definitely the peaches and cream, but pink lemonade is a close second.

  44. These sound delish! Will be making these. I would also love to try the peaches and cream flavor. Yum!

  45. Can’t wait to try this recipe. I love Key Lime and these look so good!

  46. omg i’m so craving sugar cookie with icing right now! If I were to choose, and if Duncan Hines made it, I would totally go for a cookies n’ creme flavored frosting. Sounds amazing right now! lol

  47. I’ve already tried a few, but haven’t had the Cotton Candy yet.

  48. I love peaches, so I’d definitely want to try the Peaches and Cream. I can’t wait to see if they carry it at Meijer this week!

  49. The Key Lime cookie cups are a great idea! Plus, they’re cute! It’s the worst when something in the kitchen breaks – especially the oven! They should make grills with little side ovens (like the side burners) just for these kinds of emergencies! Fingers crossed the “jiggling” holds until the part arrives! Have a great week!

  50. 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!

  51. How yummy! Pinned it! 🙂

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

    Don’t fotget to enter the Giveaway!

  52. 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.

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

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

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

  56. Key lime is our all time favorite flava!

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

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

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

  60. 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.

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

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

  63. 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.

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

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

  66. 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!!

  67. 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!

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

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

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

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

  72. Pink lemonade

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

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

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

  76. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

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