Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies

Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies

Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies – fresh lemon juice and zest, and shredded coconut make this frosted sugar cookie a great Spring time treat!

Can you feel it?

Or perhaps you’re living in the northeast where temps. are still in the 30’s and I’ve seen reports that it snowed…again.

I’m sorry. I know this winter has been especially hard with all that white stuff that’s been coming down. I’m sure it seems never ending.

Back in ’97, I was pregnant with our 3rd child and was due April 10th, and it snowed on April Fool’s Day! No joke. And not just light little flurries, neither. We’re talking blizzard with 18 inches in Rhode Island.


  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, plus additional for decorating
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Baking