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Lime Sugar Cookies

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I adore the cozy, warm flavors that make you feel like you’re wrapped in a fluffy blanket, sitting by a fire while it’s softly snowing outside.  Ohhhh I love that feeling!  Those are the vanillas, maples, brown sugars, pumpkins, cinnamons… the warm flavors.  

But I also enjoy a little bit of kick and surprise with my treats. Lime is one of my favorite year-round flavors because it’s so uniquely refreshing, and can hold its own in any recipe.  That’s why this year, I decided to blend my two loves and create a lime sugar cookie for the holidays!  You’ll want to make this year round, and might be surprised at just how amazingly delicious these really are!

This recipe might seem familiar to some of you – because it’s my Coconut Sugar Cookies recipe, and I just replaced the coconut with perfect amounts of lime!

What you need:

  • 2/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temp.)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 1/2 squeezed small limes)
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup lime zest (about 6 small limes)
  • sprinkles

Make them:

Preheat that oven to 350, and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

In your mixer, cream the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.  Add the lime juice and mix well.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and add it, gradually to the wet mixture.

Finally, add in your lime zest, mixing well until fully incorporated throughout the dough.

Either create balls then flatten them slightly for round cookies, or roll out with a bit of flour and use cookie cutters.  These awesome holiday cookie cutters are perfect for this recipe!

Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until they just start getting that golden lining around the edges.  They’ll look like they aren’t done in the middle, but they are -just take them out and let them cool off to set.

As they are cooling, sprinkle with festive green sprinkles!  

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4.88 from 8 votes

Lime Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies offer a fun, refreshing and unique kick, with a dash of lime!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs room temp.
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice about 1 1/2 squeezed small limes
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup lime zest about 6 small limes
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat that oven to 350, and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In your mixer, cream the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.  Add the lime juice and mix well.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and add it, gradually to the wet mixture.
  • Finally, add in your lime zest, mixing well until fully incorporated throughout the dough.
  • Either create balls then flatten them slightly for round cookies, or roll out with a bit of flour and use cookie cutters.  These awesome holiday cookie cutters are perfect for this recipe!
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until they just start getting that golden lining around the edges.  They'll look like they aren't done in the middle, but they are -just take them out and let them cool off to set.
  • As they are cooling, sprinkle with festive green sprinkles!

How about baking up a batch of these, too?

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are different but sound really good! I really want to try these.

  2. LeAnn Harbert. Reply

    My son loves lime. I think I’ll make him some of these for Christmas.

  3. 5 stars
    I love lime. Never thought about putting it in sugar cookies. Now I will.

  4. Deb Pelletier Reply

    5 stars
    These cookies would make a nice Christmas gift. The star shaped cookie mixed with other shaped cookies would work for me. .

  5. Mary Gardner Reply

    These are so pretty and I love anything lime! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    I keep thinking about these cookies. I may just have to get around to making them.

  7. gloria patterson Reply

    5 stars
    I have never had any cookies with lime in them, but these sure sounded and look good. Going to make them

  8. Derrick Johnson Reply

    4 stars
    These cookies look amazing! My sister loves anything lime infused and I know she would love these cookies!

  9. Wonderful idea, definitely don’t see a lot of lime in cookie recipes.

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