UA Recipe Collection

Key Lime Cookies


80 Cookies
SourceNancy Alonzo (2000)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time12 minutes
Total time42 minutes


1⁄2 c
butter or margarine, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
1 T
lime juice (Key lime juice is good)
4 dr
lime oil*
2 c
1⁄4 t
baking powder
1⁄4 t
confectioners' sugar


In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then add lime juice and lime oil, beating well. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix only until combined. Cover and refrigerate dough about 1 hour. Using 1 level teaspoon of dough for each cookie, roll dough into balls in the palms of your hands. Lightly flatten the balls into round disks about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies just begin to brown on the bottom. Meanwhile, put confectioners’ sugar into a shallow dish, such as a pie pan. Let cookies stand 1 minute after removing them from the oven. Loosen with a spatula and place the warm cookies in the dish with confectioners’ sugar, turning to coat both sides. Place cookies on wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 80 cookies. 


*Lime oil is available around Columbus, Ohio, at Columbus Cake Craft, 5436 Cleveland Ave. or at Happy Hostess House, 2892 Johnstown Road.