Lovely Lime Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this recipe in a newspaper. It makes very soft, lime flavored cookies. You might want to taste the lime juice you're using - I think the strength can vary, because, once when I made it, I couldn't taste the lime at all! The other times it has come through just fine. You can also substitute lemon juice. Note: I just made these cookies again and ended up with wonderfully soft, fluffy sugar cookies (read: no lime flavor at all). I'm hereby considering this recipe under construction, and may edit it to reflect some tinkering (with extracts or concentrates).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. combine sugar and butter in a large bowl. stir until smooth and creamy.
  2. add eggs, corn syrup, vanilla and lime juice to mixture in bowl. mix well.
  3. combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. mix well.
  4. add flour mixture to creamy mixture. mix well.
  5. roll dough into 1 inch balls. place several inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 5 - 7 minutes. (do not overbake!).
  7. when cool, remove cookies from baking sheet. dust generously with powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

These were very good! I didn't have a problem rolling them into balls like some of the other reviewers did. Probably because when I saw that the dough was a little sticky I went ahead and added a few more spoonfuls of flour to it. That made it a perfect consistency to roll into balls. Baked for 7-8 minutes and they came out nicely raised and very soft. Nice looking and tasting cookies all around! May add a little more lime next time as my husband said he could barely taste the lime.

AprilShowers November 07, 2007

These were awesome! I added the zest of 2 limes because any time I work with a citrus fruit I feel wasteful if I don't also use the zest, lol! The powdered sugar on top really made them kind of melt in your mouth!

anonymous December 16, 2010

I really liked these! To boost the lime flavor, I added two packets of True Lime to the cookie dough. I didn't bother trying to roll them, so I didn't have any issue with the softness of the dough (I was on a baking frenzy today, so I just scooped them with a cookie scoop because it's faster for me). I also mixed a packet of True Lime into the powdered sugar for the topping, so they kind of reminded me of those Sunshine Lemon Cooler cookies (but lime, of course) -- sweet with a bit of tang to them. I really liked how soft they stayed after cooling, too. Thanks for posting! :) Made for PAC Spring 08

Muffin Goddess May 04, 2008

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