Coconut Lime Scones










It’s the middle of winter and I keep hearing about all the snow everyone is getting. So to bring you all some warm thoughts I made these tropical Scones. The warm breeze is blowing a Coconut-Lime aroma all over the place, or maybe that is just the tropical experience I had as I opened the oven door. If you’re looking to warm up your day, these are the answer.

I used sweetened shaved coconut, it’s coated in powdered sugar and has a great texture.

Coconut Lime Scone Recipe {printable}

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cream
4 T lime juice
zest of 2 limes
1 cup sweetened shaved coconut
1/2 teaspoon coconut emulsion (or coconut extract)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cream, lime juice, zest and extracts along with eggs and coconut Mix until blended. Knead on a floured surface, cut with cookie cutter to desired shape.Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Coconut Icing
Mix 2 cups powdered sugar with two tablespoons water along with 1/2 teaspoon coconut emulsion (or coconut extract)
I used a drop of electric green and avocado green Americolor food coloring.
I placed the icing in a bowl and dipped the top of the scones in the icing and allowed the remaining icing to drip off before turning them right side up. Be sure the consistency of the icing is not too thick or thin, check it by dipping a spoon into the icing and see if it stays in a thick layer or runs completely off the back of the spoon, once it sticks nicely you’ll know you have the right consistency.

the combination of these two colors made the prettiest green color.

the lightly browned scones gave the coconut that delicious toasted coconut taste.

other great coconut recipes,

Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Mini Kiwi Upside Down Cakes

Coconut Frosted Brownies

Coconut S’more Cupcake

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  1. 2

    Paula says

    I can’t help but hear the lyrics to*You Put the Lime in the Coconut* while reading this post. The scones look delicious and as the song says…put the lime in the coconut and then you feel better!

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    Katherine says

    Sweet, Too funny ,the lyrics put a lime in a coconut and drink it all up is now in my head too. Looks delish. Smooches and Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day

  3. 17


    These scones look awesome! I feel compelled to feature you in my Friday Food Fetish roundup and on Pinterest. Let me know if you have any objections and keep the amazing food coming…

  4. 20

    Mandi says

    Totally bummed! I just tried making the scones and my dough is more like a stiff batter. I measured carefully and checked twice and I am not sure what happened! still going to cook what I have and hope it works out, dangit.

    • 21

      Diane says

      Let me know how they turn out. I double checked to see that I had written the recipe correctly and I did. I hope they turn out well :) Was your butter ice cold?

      • 22

        Mandi says

        Well after cooking they they did, in fact, taste delicious! I can’t wait to enjoy them with my morning coffee <3 Mine were more like drop biscuits as far as the dough consistency. My butter was hard but I must have made some mistake along the way I just can't figure out what it is. Either way I will be making these again and hopefully next time I am able to do some cute shapes! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

        • 23

          Diane says

          scone dough is really sticky, just dust it with flour and roll it with a well floured rolling pin and they should be fine :) glad to hear you liked how they tasted :)

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    I don’t know if you are still reading comments for this old post, but I’m hoping to make these for an early morning out-of-town breakfast potluck this weekend. Have you ever tried making your scone dough the night before and keeping it in the fridge? I need all the sleep I can get!

    • 25

      Diane says

      Hi Heather,
      Funny you should ask I was making new scone recipe today and was thinking about putting it in the fridge. I didn’t so I’m sorry I don’t have first hand experience baking it from the fridge, although I think it would work out well as I freeze my butter before putting it in so it doesn’t get soft in mixing and the scones bake up high and fluffy that way.
      I hope you’ll let me know the results if you do it.
      Thanks Diane

  6. 28

    Angi says

    I hope you can answer this. I’m anal retentive about instructions. How thick is the dough after you roll it out to be cut?

    • 29

      Diane says

      I rolled the dough between 3/8″ and 1/2″ thick, I used to guess on the thickness, now I use dowels. These scones have a great rise to them, be sure your butter is super-cold :)
      Happy Baking ~Diane


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