Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lime Tea Cookies

I don't know about you guys reading this, but I love the taste of lime.  Especially key lime pie! And now - even more so - in these tasty cookies! There really aren't many recipes out there with lime as the dominant flavor, so I was super excited ]  when I saw a recipe for lime cookies.  These cookies are just like buttermilk cookies (or fluffy sugar cookies) but they have an amazingly refreshing flavor of sweet lime.  The cookie itself is super light, fluffy, buttery, and delicately sweet with a nice hint of lime.  The thin layer of glaze on top is my favorite part - it's sweet and bursting with citrus-lime flavor. These cookies hardly lasted a day in my house!  They are so perfect for a warm, spring day.


  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine the 2 teaspoons of lime juice with the milk, let stand for 5 minutes.
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the lime zest and milk mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, blend into the creamed mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the ungreased cookie sheets (or parchment paper).
  1. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. To make the glaze, stir together the remaining lime juice and sugar. Brush onto cookies while still warm.


  1. These look amazing Taylor. Have you tried this recipe with Lemon instead of Lime? I love lemon and I'm wondering how they would be. I imagine just as delicious. :) Thanks for sharing. You are doing a fantastic job.

    1. Thank you so much! I have not tried them with lemon, but I know they would be awesome! You should try my Light-As-A-Feather Lemon Cookie Crisps! They're the best lemon cookies I've ever had(: