Monday, August 9, 2010

Lime Sugar Cookies

On a hot summer day, these were such refreshing cookies. I made a couple of changes to the recipe from The Cookie Scoop. (Thanks for the great recipe!) I added a total of 3 Tablespoons of lime zest and skipped rolling the cookies in sugar and lime zest before baking. (I let these refrigerate for 3 hours, and I wasn't going to wait any longer!) Also, I rolled the dough into a tube (see picture) before refrigerating so I could cut cookie slices instead of forming them before baking.

The result was a crispy sugar cookie with a blast of lime. I would definitely make these again and will be trying a lemon version, too, maybe lemon sugar cookie sandwiches with a cream cheese frosting filling...

6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
2 Tbsp. shortening
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. lime zest
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt 

Beat butter, shortening, sugar and lime zest in mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and on low speed, add to the egg mixture until just combined. 
Form the dough into a log and wrap with wax paper. Place the dough into the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375.
Slice cookies into 1/4 inch thick discs. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
As soon as the cookies are finished, remove from the baking sheet and cool on a rack.
Yields 18 cookies.


  1. oh I love Lime!!! I use the zest in a lot of what I bake. These cookies look wonderful!

  2. I'm so glad you liked them!
    More zest is always a good thing!

  3. I love lemon and lime! These cookies sound delightful for a summer afternoon with a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade. Thanks!

  4. I bet the lime makes these sugar cookies perfect for summer!