zesty lime cookies recipe

Zesty Lime Cookies

You will need 2 limes for the cookies and icing, be sure to zest them before juicing them. If you are using the icing to pipe decorations on the cookies, rather than simply frosting them, be sure to strain the pulp from the lime juice.
1 hour
10 minutes
1 hour 10 minutes
Makes about 18 cookies
zesty lime cookies recipe
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Freshly Grated Lime Zest
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Process together in a food processor about 15 seconds:
Lime Zest

Beat with an electric mixer
Unsalted Butter
lime sugar from above

Add and mix:
Vanilla Extract

Whisk together, then add and beat to incorporate:
All Purpose Flour

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutter, then transfer cookies onto a cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until very lightly browned around the edges. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Lime Icing (below).

Lime Icing

Melt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, mix with 3 cups confectioners' sugar, 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt until smooth.