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Key Lime Cookies

Servings 2 dozen small cookies



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • zest and juice of 1 lime (about 1 tsp zest and 3 Tbsp lime juice)
  • 1 cup white chocolate/vanilla chips


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 1/2 to 3 Tbsp lime juice, depending on desired consistency


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg, vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice until smooth.
  • Slowly add flour mixture until combined. Fold in white chocolate/vanilla chips.
  • Drop rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not over-bake. Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare glaze by combing powdered sugar and lime zest in a bowl. Add lime juice until desired consistency. I only did 1½ Tbsp for a thick glaze. Spoon glaze over the top of the cookies and allow to set at room temperature until dry. Store in an airtight container.


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