Frosted Lime Cookies

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Frosted Lime Cookies with white chocolate chips are the perfect combination of tart and sweet! A soft cookie with powdered sugar icing that’s pretty enough to gift to someone!

a pile of frosted lime cookies and two lime slices on a white plate with a navy and white striped towel underneath

When I’m telling you I’m a fan of citrus, I mean I LOVE citrus! Summer just seems like the perfect time to enjoy all the refreshing citrus recipes I collect, and my family doesn’t complain about all the taste testing!

I found a recipe for key lime cookies from Dessert Now Dinner Later and they just spoke to me. Pretty sure I made them that first day I saw the recipe! The first time I made them, I followed the recipe exactly. I’ve since tweaked them my last few times and I’ve yet to be disappointed!

Tips to Making Lime Cookies

  • You can use key limes or regular limes for this recipe. Either one will work and produce that tart taste you’re after.
  • I do recommend you use fresh limes, though, because fresh always wins! You also need quite a bit of lime zest for this recipe and you’ll notice a difference if you don’t include that. It’s included in the cookie recipe and in the frosting.up close of frosted lime cookie with other cookies and lime slices in the background
  • I’m not usually a fan of white chocolate chips, but I do think they go perfectly in this recipe. I actually left them out the one time I tested this recipe and I didn’t like the cookie nearly as much! So don’t worry if you’re white chocolate-averse like me. You will love them in this recipe!
  • These cookies freeze well before baking. Just scoop them onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and then flash freeze for about 30 minutes. Once they’re frozen, you can peel them off the parchment paper and place them in a freezer bag until you’re ready to bake them.
  • I do not recommend freezing them after they’ve already been baked and frosted, though. You can if you choose and they might still taste okay, but they will get condensation on the icing and won’t look the best.
  • You do NOT want to overbake these cookies! I take them out right around 8 minutes, just as the edges start to turn golden brown. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for a few more minutes outside of the oven and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Make sure you let them cool completely before frosting them or else it will just melt right off.
  • You can make your frosting the consistency you prefer. Just add a little more lime juice if you prefer it more like a glaze or a little more powdered sugar if you prefer it thicker.

a pile of frosted lime cookies and two lime slices on a white plate with a navy and white striped towel underneath

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Frosted Lime Cookies

Frosted Lime Cookies with white chocolate chips are the perfect combination of tart and sweet! A soft cookie with powdered sugar icing that's pretty enough to gift to someone!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 143kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1.5 cups Flour
  • 3/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp. Lime Zest
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips

Icing

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla, lime zest and lime juice. Combine well.
  • Slowly add flour mixture just until combined. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes just until the edges turn a light brown.
  • Let stand on cookie sheet for a couple minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Icing

  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, zest and lime juice until smooth. Spread over tops of cooled cookies. Let set before stacking cookies to store.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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