Lime Zest Cookies

In Cookies, Recipe by Simmie1 Comment


I am a rebel. I mean, I’m sure you all knew that already, but seriously, I am a culinary wild child. It’s ridiculous. How they even let me into the kitchen, I don’t know. And how I make it out…another one of life’s greatest mysteries.

You want to know what I did to earn this outrageous label? I used LIMES. That’s right, LIMES. This recipe is actually titled Lemon Zest Cookies, but I went out a limb, toed the line, stood at the edge, and FOUND SUCCESS.


Limes were also 10 for 99 cents, as opposed to lemons which were 3 for 99 cents.

But seriously, these cookies are a perfect summer treat. The limes give them a subtle twist without being overpowering, and the cookies are light and delicious. I think I ate 12 this morning.

Lime Zest Cookies

adapted from The Golden Book of Cookies

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp milk

In a large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, making sure each egg is fully mixed in before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice.


In a medium bowl, measure out the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until full incorporated.

Add a the milk slowly, until a soft dough forms. The dough should not be too sticky.

Turn the cookie dough onto a floured surface and knead until it is smooth.


Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a log about 12 inches long. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 45 minutes, until firm.

Preheat the oven to 400ยบ.


Slice the dough logs into 1/4 inch thick slices and place about 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are lightly brown.



  1. LIME!! I have been trying to place the subtle flavor!! It’s so good! Thank you!! I’m going to go eat another one now that I know what they are. haha. I gave one to Blake like night and (in a Cookie Monster impersonation) he shoved it in him mouth saying “numnumnumnum”.

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