Luscious Lime Cookies

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Yield: 25 cookies

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Lovely, luscious lime cookies are perfect for you citrus lovers. Coat them in sugar, as pictured; or add white chocolate chips, or a slather of white chocolate icing.

Luscious Lime Cookies

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Yield: 25 cookies
Published: 01/01/2010




Tips from our bakers

  • For white chocolate icing, melt 2/3 cup (4 ounces) white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate; a microwave works well here. Stir chocolate until it's smooth, then spread it on the cooled cookies.


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

1) Mix together the butter, sugar, grated lime rind, lime oil, and salt; there's no need to beat at high speed, just mix together.

2) Mix in the flour. Cover the dough, and refrigerate for about 1 hour, or as long as overnight. Just before baking, preheat the oven to 325°F.

3) Remove the dough from the fridge, and scoop teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheet, 1 1/2" apart.

4) Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, until set and lightly brown around the edges.

5) Remove from the oven, and let cool for 10 minutes.

6) Put the sugar in a 1-gallon zip-top bag.

7) Add 5 or 6 warm cookies at a time, and shake gently till they're coated. The sugar may get a bit sticky; that's OK.

8) Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool, then coat the completely cooled cookies in the sugar again.


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  • star rating 12/08/2013
  • Sophia from CT
  • i noticed the time 20 mins hands on and 18 mins cook time DO NOt add up to 1 hr and 15 mins whats up w/ that? bad math? otherwise delicious. very summery.
  • star rating 08/13/2012
  • werthjennifer from KAF Community
  • These didn't turn out well. They spread, so they were less like little tea cookies. And whole sugar in the bag, adding the cookies thing at the end - turned out not so good. I am an experienced baker, and this just didn't turn out so great. I might try again, but I would absolutely leave out the powdered sugar at the end.
    Sorry to hear of your disappointment. Give us a call on the baker's hotline and we'll be happy to help troubleshoot! 1-800-827-6836. ~Mel
  • star rating 07/13/2012
  • abbeylynn from KAF Community
  • Very fast and easy to make. They turn out moist inside and with perfect lime tanginess.
  • star rating 06/16/2012
  • gadilhe from KAF Community
  • wonderful goodies! I suggest that you double the recipe......about a dozen magically disappear within minutes! Also, I used KAF lime juice powder (about a tablespoon per cup of confectioners' sugar), in the coating. I substituted KAF non-melting sugar for the confectioners....seems to stay on and coat the cookies better. Another great recipe in my KAF recipe box......thank you!
  • star rating 04/09/2012
  • aikipen from KAF Community
  • Made a double batch of these for book club, they were awesome! A huge hit. Will be making these again. They didn't last long.
  • star rating 09/14/2011
  • sheelysmom from KAF Community
  • WOW and DOUBLE WOW. I tried these for the first time today and was astonished by the chewy texture and zippy flavor. I couldn't even wait until the second toss in the powdered sugar :) Totally worth the purchase of the less common ingredients!
  • star rating 08/01/2011
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  • I made two batches of these wonderful cookies. I love the flavor for summer and they are so easy to make.
  • star rating 07/31/2011
  • Sarah d from KAF Community
  • i don't have lime oil, so i used the lime zest and i think i will add a bit more next time, the flavor was a little milder than i had hoped, but still delicious! i coated the cookies with white chocolate, flavored with a little Fiori di Sicilia - amazing! i think i will have to get some lime oil, and try flavoring with that as well!
  • star rating 05/25/2011
  • fayemarie from KAF Community
  • I tried this several times and they were wonderful.....but then I used lemon oil and lemon powder...they were just off the charts....Had a hard time keeping my hands out of the cookie jar....these were a hit at my after dinner party....try this won't be sorry....Faye in West virginia
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