Lime Sugar Cookies – Perfect for a Bake Sale or Pot Luck

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I feel like I haven’t written this in a while but, the hubby had a meeting and he asked me to bake treats. After discussing it with him it was decided that cookies were probably the best choice as people at the event will be walking around and cookies will make it easy for the attendees to eat. So off to my cookbooks I went and I found a recipe for lemon sugar cookies in my (affiliate link) Dorie’s Cookies Cookbook. But alas – no lemons. I did have limes so I improvised.

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Lime Sugar Cookies

makes 6 dozen small cookies

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 limes
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

assorted colored sanding sugars:  I used a mix of green, yellow and gold

  • Preheat oven to 350. Set rack to middle third of oven.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda and baking powder together in a medium bowl
  • Zest the limes and then juice them. Set the zest and juice aside. Make sure you have 1/4 cup of juice
  • Add the sugar and zest to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix with the paddle until the oils release and the fragrance rises.
  • Add the butter and salt and beat on medium for two minutes.
  • Add the egg, then the vanilla and mix until well combined.
  • Add in half of the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Stir down with a spatula. Then add in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • In a small bowl mix together the sanding sugars. If you don’t have sanding sugar just use granulated sugar.

roll dough ball in sugars

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  • Using a small scoop (about a teaspoon) drop balls of dough into the sugar to coat. Roll the dough into balls making sure they are coated with the sugars.

  • Place on the cookie sheet about 2″ apart as this dough will spread.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8 – 10 minutes until the cookies are set.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

How Were the Lime Sugar Cookies?

The lime sugar cookies are really a lovely little treat. They aren’t too sweet and offer just enough to satisfy as a dessert in my opinion. I like the lime flavor and it does come through in the cookie. The selection I am sending in with the hubby includes three different cookies.

cool on rack

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I wanted to offer the attendees their choice of flavors so there are the lime sugar cookies, chocolate malted cookies and brown butter sugar cookies. I’ll be sharing the other recipes later this week. Hopefully people will like them.


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