Key Lime Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

Originally called Key Lime Dusties in the Homemakers Magazine! Most Key lime cookies are rolled in icing sugar, these are rolled in lime sugar - white sugar and finely grated Key lime zest, which I prefer. These little gems will melt in your mouth! You can use regular limes to make these too. See directions for preparing lime sugar before baking cookies.

Top Review by L DJ3309

What a great cookie to go with fresh summer fruit. MMMMM loved them. Thanks for sharing

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sugar Coating: In small bowl of food processor, whirl sugar and lime rind until sugar is fine. Transfer to bowl; cover and let stand for at least 2 hours or overnight. (If sugar clumps, break up into powder.).
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  3. Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy; beat in yolk, lime rind and juice. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
  4. Transfer dough to pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch/ 1 cm star tip (or plastic bag with corner cut out). Pipe out 1-1/2-inch/4 cm long cookies onto parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake in 300°F/150°C oven until edges and ridges are just starting to turn golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Important -
  7. Roll in lime sugar while still warm; let cool on rack.
  8. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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