Sunday, November 18, 2012

Key Lime Cookies

I am not a fan of citrus flavors. I don't even drink Sprite!
Hubby dearest is a big key lime guy though. I made these with him in mind, and apparently they are awesome.
I brought some in to work and had a friend who didn't believe that I made them! She kept insisting they came from a bakery!

Key Lime Cookies


1 cup flour
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
1 teaspoon key lime juice
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts (optional)
Additional confectioners' powdered sugar for coating (about 1 cup)


Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat baking pad. 

In a small bowl, combine flour, corn starch, and confectioners' sugar. Set aside. 

In a large bowl, cream butter, key lime juice, and key zest until smooth. 

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and begin mixing on low speed. Once mixture begins to get thick, increase speed to thoroughly mix until combined, scraping down sides. The dough should eventually come together into almost a dough. Scrape batter from beaters. Mix in white chocolate chips and optional macadamia nuts with a large spoon. 

Refrigerate dough for 45 minutes to firm up. (It is important that the dough is very cold before going into the oven or they will spread.) When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-1/2 inches apart on lined baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until bottom edges just barely begin to turn brown. Do not over-bake. Let cool on baking sheets for at least 5 minutes, then remove to racks to cool. 

Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. Roll key lime 
cookies in powdered sugar to cover. Store in an airtight container. 


  1. Omg! I made these a few days ago...super easy and sooo yummie!

  2. I love key lime flavor! Thanks for sharing with us at our annual holiday cookie swap!

  3. I don't drink sprite either! Though I do love key lime! Can't wait to try these.

  4. Pinning to try these - they sound wonderful!

  5. I love anything with key limes. These cookies look great.

  6. I love citrus flavors and I know I will like these.

  7. Yummy! Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  8. I am the opposite of you as I adore anything with lemon or lime in it. This recipe sounds so good and will be going on the must try list.

  9. No Sprite or citrus for you?! You are a good wife though, because these look amazing. I love key lime! Thanks for sharing this at the #happynowlinkup

  10. These look so refreshing and tasty, perfect with a cup of tea, Jay! Tweeting. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe with us at Hearth and Soul. Have a lovely weekend!

  11. these sound so fresh and crisp. My sister used to love a lemon cookie, I will have to try this one and see if she likes it as much! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  12. So sad to hear you don't like citrus! I love bright flavors like key lime. The macadamia nut probably adds a fantastic crunch, too. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  13. My guys love key lime... these would be a hit here. :)

  14. YUMMMMMMMMM! I could eat like 12 of these right now! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. I love the key lime flavor for your delicious cookies! Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Sorry it took so long to visit – I’ve been off on vacation! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!