These keylime cookies are packed with citrus flavors and taste great. The Soft shortbread-like cookie dusted in powdered sugar makes them an incredible treat that you won't want to share!
These are probably the most addicting citrus cookies I've made to date. These key lime cooler cookies are tender, delicious, and packed with key lime flavor. This cookie recipe is really easy to make and it makes about 36 cookies.
Keylime cookie ingredients
- White Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Grated Lime Zest
- Powdered Sugar
What you’ll need to make this recipe
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Tips for making key lime cooler
The dough for this lime cookie recipe is pretty wet when it's finished and there are a few different ways that you can handle it.
- You can choose to place it in the fridge for a few hours to harden enough to roll and place on a baking sheet.
- You can choose to make them drop cookies.
- Or you can coat your hands in flour and roll the dough while it's wet to make them immediately without waiting and to get them into smooth little balls.
I personally choose the latter method because it's the fastest.
Also, I've noticed that the dough feels wetter when mixed with an electric mixer than when the flour is mixed in by hand, so you can also try it that way if you desire.
Can I use regular limes?
You definitely can use regular limes instead of keylimes, but the flavor won't be as incredible. Key limes are small and require a lot of added work, but the flavor is so much tastier when baked.
If you can't get enough key lime juice to fulfill the recipe requirements you can use bottled lime juice to fill int difference.
How to make keylime cookies
Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, eggs.
Add in the lime juice and lime zest.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend the mix into the creamed mixture.
Chill the dough for 1-4 hours, flour your hands, or drop the cookies onto the pan in ½ sized balls.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the pan and let them cool on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and lime juice until smooth. Brush the sugar mixture over the cookie tops.
Dust the cookies in powdered sugar by placing the cookies in a bag or bowl and tossing in powdered sugar until coated.
Serve and enjoy.
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- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 ½ teaspoon lime zest
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 and prepare baking sheet with cooking spray or parchment paper.
- In large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add in the eggs and mix again until well combined.
- Stir in the lime juice and zest.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix it into the creamed mixture. Place dough in fridge for 1-4 hours or take the faster method.
- FASTER METHOD: Keep your hands dusted with flour to avoid dough from sticking.
- Form the dough into ½ inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet. They don't spread much, if at all.
- Bake for 10 minutes in the oven and when they're finished, place them on a cooling rack.
- In a small bowl, mix your ½ cup of powdered sugar and lime juice until smooth. Brush over the tops of the cookies.
- In a bowl or plastic baggie, place some more powdered sugar (about a cup should be good). Add your cookies, a few at a time, and gently toss them in the powdered sugar. Place them back on the rack or on a plate and enjoy.