Lovely Lime Cookies

"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)."
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
11
Yields:
4-5 dozen
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. AprilShowers
    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.
     
  2. anonymous
    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!
     
  3. Muffin Goddess
    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
     
  4. Nova Scotia Cook
    Thought I'd try making these for Christmas. Taste wise, they were lovely, light and the lime flavour came through perfectly. But for the life of me....I must ask, how in the world did you manage to roll the dough into 1" balls???? I even set the dough in the freezer hoping that the consistency would harden up a bit to enable me to actually make little balls - but alas that didn't work so I ended up with drop cookies instead. A bit disappointed in their appearance but at least they have a nice texture and taste.
     
  5. Aussie mum 2_2
    Yummmmmmmy!!! I made them with lime juice from a bottle and used golden syrup instead of light corn syrup as I couldn't find any here, they came out lovely as the title says, soft and fluffy with a nice lime flavour we liked it that way not too overpowering and not too sweet, my kids gave it 6 out of 5!!!! so we will be making them again. The one thing I didn't do was roll into balls, the mix looked too gooey for me to do that so I just popped spoonfuls on to the baking sheet and they were fine. Thanks Imrendil they were lovely and I hope you like the photos!!
     
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  1. Aussie mum 2_2
    Yummmmmmmy!!! I made them with lime juice from a bottle and used golden syrup instead of light corn syrup as I couldn't find any here, they came out lovely as the title says, soft and fluffy with a nice lime flavour we liked it that way not too overpowering and not too sweet, my kids gave it 6 out of 5!!!! so we will be making them again. The one thing I didn't do was roll into balls, the mix looked too gooey for me to do that so I just popped spoonfuls on to the baking sheet and they were fine. Thanks Imrendil they were lovely and I hope you like the photos!!
     

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