UPDATE: Tried these again making adjustments as suggested by local expats: I used 50/50 margarine and butter, added extra flour due to the water content of CR's butter and moved my oven rack up a level. THAT'S THE TICKET!!! These cookies are AMAZING!!! Original Review: These cookies have an amazing flavor! I'd like to give them five stars, except mine spread way too thin and I ended up with one great big cookie-sheet sized cookie! However, this may not be the fault of the recipe, since the same thing happened yesterday with another cookie. My bad oven, or maybe its the Costa Rican butter; sigh... I love the combination of the lime with the cinnamon and nutmeg - even though we ended up with a not-very-pretty cookie, they disappeared pretty quickly! Yum! Thanks for posting!
Great cookies! I substituted about a third of the butter for apple sauce, added a teaspoon of soy lecithin to the dough, reduced the sugar to 3/4 of a cup, and mixed in some shredded sweetened coconut to half of the dough. They came out as little balls of yumminess. The outside of the cookies are slightly hard and crispy but the insides are soft and chewy! They're kind of like a butter/shortbread cookie (as Len23 said), but a chewier on the inside. I will definitely be adding more lime next time though. The lime flavor was great in the dough before I baked it -- my husband didn't want to stop eating it. But it became much more subdued after baking. We really like the tartness of the lime to come through! Thanks for posting!
Wow! Cookie Ladie, these babies are good! Limey and fragrant. Yummy! I cannot eat just one. I do not like to bake cookies (just eat them) but I am going to have to get over it for these. You can't buy them anywhere, so I am going to have to make them. Big thank you.
These are great! What a different cookie recipe, I really enjoyed it and those at the picnic I took them to did as well. I used store-bought lime juice, and did need to add an extra tablespoon to up the flavor. A great combination of flavors, very light! Mine came out a bit shortbread-y, which I liked a lot.
I just bought a large bag of limes while I was at Sams Club..I am so glad I decided to make this recipe..Wonderful delicate lime flavored cookies, more like a wafer, they are so thin..I heard about these on the travel channel(Anthony) and he is correct it is hard to eat just one..Thank U for this wonderful recipe...
Oh lime cookies how do I like you let me count the ways...everyone loves these..I cook them at a low temp (my oven hates me) so they are some what soft..my 2 year old requests these over choc chip cookies all the time.. freeze amazing!
Brought it to a cookie exchange and everyone loved it. I made some additions to the version I made. Replaced a 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in the dough with raw sugar. I also replaces the entire "spice" sugar (what you roll the dough balls in) with raw sugar....although, when putting the balls in the bowl, instead of rolling I scooped the mix on bc the cinnamon and nutmeg were all on the bottom of the bowl. I also I set aside a bit of the lime zest as well as 2 TB of lime juice (leftover from squeezing the limes) and made a glaze to brush on top of the cookies after they cooled. I also only baked them for 12 minutes to let them be a little softer. And one last thing to note - I tried both with one egg added to the dough and the original version and like the NO EGG version better. Thanks for the recipe. It was the biggest hit at the cookie party I went to.
These are very delicious. I am baking them to include in a Christmas package, so I hope they freeze well. (I guess we'll find out.) They are absolutely delicate and very tasty. I did not find them too sweet but you definitely do not need to eat more than one or two. I halved the recipe and added 1/2 cup of toasted, sweetened coconut. The coconut flavor is there but the lime flavor is much more pronounced. A lovely cookie!
These were a Big hit! I have several friends who have asked for the recipe. Simple, sweet, perfect. They didn't stop eating until they were all gone. And they have been mentioned several times in the past week. I will definately be making these again. Thanks!!