September 14, 2013 posted by dre

key lime white chocolate cookies

have you ever been so busy with life that you forget about something that’s kind of a big deal??

key lime white chocolate cookies

like a birthday… or anniversary?  …or a blogiversary!?!  yeah… that’s the one i forgot about.

it was actually 1 week ago… i know, i know.  i’m sorry.

i’ve been a little preoccupied playing with my new toy… the 27″ mac-daddy imac i’m typing on right now. :)  what a blessing it was to receive this… God still amazes me with the unexpected ways he finds to surprise us in life.
so i’ve been trying to transition all my pc files onto my mac… don’t make me remind you of how technically unsavvy i am.  haha!  i finally figured out how to “share” my old pc with my new mac… which has sped up the whole transferring of my blog files and photos by a lot!

key lime white chocolate cookies

key lime white chocolate cookies

today… i bring you one of my favorite flavors that i have yet to post on my blog.  key lime.  it’s my thing.  you know that one flavor that automatically trumps all other flavors??
yep, key lime wins (and cake batter is a very close second place).

i had no idea this dreamy key lime cake mix even existed… then i saw these on pinterest! :) only friends of a food blogger would think to give boxes of fun cake mix flavors as a gift!  i was ecstatic!  out of all the delicious key lime recipes i’ve tried ~ from frozen yogurt to grilled chicken ~ i had never had a key lime cookie!!  15 minutes later… i took cake box cookies to a new, more sophisticated level… not too sweet, finished with a citrusy zing!

i know some of you may cringe when you hear the words “cake box” come out of a baker’s mouth.
{probably much like english teachers who get squeamish reading my all lowercase typography.}
however, cake box cookies have a special place in my heart.  in case you missed this hilarious post about my moms limited cooking experience, i’ll just say… my (step)dad was the chef. :) i remember one of the first times mom and i made cake box cookies together; i just loved them!  they were the softest, chewiest, yummiest cookies… and easy enough for a child to help whip together!  one time we even stuck popsicle sticks in them and made cookie lollipops!  at this point, i was sure i had the coolest mom ever and would not even entertain the idea of trying a new cookie recipe… which probably killed any culinary creativity my mom had inside her right then and there.  haha!  so the cake box cookies live on. :)

here is my first post featuring my favorite flavor for my first year blogiversary!

next year we’ll graduate to actually planning something in advance…
maybe some kind of cool giveaway for my readers at the very least!!

–even better–
if you let me know what kind of giveaways you’d like to participate in… i’ll see what i can do! :)

key lime white chocolate cookies

key lime white chocolate cookies


  • 1 box key-lime cake mix (or cookie mix!)
  • 1/3 c melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • *add 1-2 tbsp water-if necessary-to achieve the right consistency
  • 1/4 c. chopped white chocolate (or chips)


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner.
  2. add the melted coconut oil to the cake mix and roughly mix it together before adding egg (a cold egg mixed directly with the melted coconut oil will change the liquid state of the oil!).
  3. stir in white chocolate.
  4. using a cookie scoop, spoon 1.5 tbsp sized balls onto cookie sheet about 1.5"-2" apart and press down lightly.
  5. bake for 10 min then remove from oven and allow cookies to rest on cookie sheet about 5-10 more minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
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  • more decadent cake-box cookies… check out these birthday cake oreo stuffed funfetti cookies…
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  • they sound yummy!
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  • Where can you find key lime cake mix? I can only find pie mix!

    • i think my friend found these at tom thumb grocery store…do they have those where you live??
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  • These look awesome! I can’t wait to make them!!

  • Can you substitute the coconut oil with anything? Our grocery store doesn’t carry it.

    • Yes, it could easily be substituted for a liquid baking oil. (canola/veg)

  • Sounds great, but I don’t like white chocolate. Maybe nuts? Would be nice to be able to incorporate graham crackers into them.

    • Oooohhh!!! That is a really cool idea!! I love it. I definitely want to know how they turn out!!

    • orrrrr…what about a graham cracker stuffed key lime cookie… breaking a sheet of crackers into 8 squares and covering each w/ key lime cookie dough?? I’m about to start experimenting myself! Lol!

  • These look like a refreshing cookie. I cannot eat them without substituting since I am on a Paleo diet. But I have a friend that Im forwarding this link to.
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    • thank you!! yes, key lime is my favorite! :)

  • Cannot find key lime flavored cake mix. Any ideas? Do you know name brand?

    • Hmmm…I think it was pillsbury!

  • Hey guys! I tried looking for the mix at walmart and its a seasonal item! Once they are gone, they are gone for the year! I did find a box of Pillsbury Key Lime Pie cookies though (one of four boxes left)! I plan to just throw some white chocolate chips in with the recipe on the back of the box! I haven’t opened the box yet so I don’t know if the included lime candy pieces are in the mix. I really hope not though :( That should be an optional thing!

    • Yeah, you can use the cookie mix with my exact recipe!! That works just the same…I think marketing 2 different kinds is just pillsbury’s way to make them more money!

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