These are light, buttery tea cookies bursting with citrus flavor. Perfect for a spring day.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine the 2 teaspoons of lime juice with the milk, let stand for 5 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the lime zest and milk mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, blend into the creamed mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • To make the glaze, stir together the remaining lime juice and sugar. Brush onto cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 4.2g 7% DV; cholesterol 18.2mg 6% DV; sodium 65.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
Really pretty, soft cookie with a just right taste of refreshing lime. The dough is very soft, so I chilled it until it became firm enough to work with. Made these for hubby's staff for St. Patrick's Day so I tinted the glaze green (made with powdered sugar and lime juice), and sprinkled them with green decorator sugar. They look as good as bakery cookies but taste SO much better! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2006
The cookies tasted pretty good but the glaze never really set. The cookies were almost soggy the second day. Perhaps using a glaze made with powdered sugar and lime juice instead of granulated sugar may help. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
Really pretty, soft cookie with a just right taste of refreshing lime. The dough is very soft, so I chilled it until it became firm enough to work with. Made these for hubby's staff for St. Patrick's Day so I tinted the glaze green (made with powdered sugar and lime juice), and sprinkled them with green decorator sugar. They look as good as bakery cookies but taste SO much better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
These cookies are amazingly light and fluffy! I have not met any one who does not like them. Be careful when cooking them they do not change color much. Thankfully I have not managed to overcook them yet. For best results let the glaze (lime juice and sugar) harden a little before storing the cookies. They stick together less and the glaze is able to form a thin shell on top. One trick to apply the glaze is to dip the cookie into the glaze instead of dripping the glaze on the cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2007
A great cookie for when your in the mood for a nice light treat with a cup of tea. Not an overly sweet cookie so it really allows the lime flavour to shine. Served mine without the glaze to save on calories;) Would recommend using icing sugar to make the glaze with because it will disolved better than the granulated sugar will and also wait until the cookies are almost completely cooled before you glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
I didn't have a fresh lime on hand so I used bottled lime juice plus the zest of an orange with a little fresh orange juice. The taste is still predominantly lime but has a nice orange background especially when you bite into the zest. I was a bit hesitant about using granulated sugar so I just made an icing of powdered sugar and lime juice. YUMMY! VERY limey. will definately make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2008
I made these cookies for St. Patrick's day. I made the glaze two different ways--one with powdered sugar and lime juice, the other with white sugar and lime juice(as the recipe states). My family preferred using the white sugar glaze over the powdered sugar. Fresh citrus cookie--yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2005
I made these to serve on Cinco de Mayo along with a Sangria beverage for a girls night and was begged for the recipe!! I even had to promise to take some into work for one of the girls that couldn't make it. I used key lime juice as that is my preference over reg..They are perfect for anytime of the year. YUM!!! YUM!!! YUM!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2006
The cookies tasted pretty good but the glaze never really set. The cookies were almost soggy the second day. Perhaps using a glaze made with powdered sugar and lime juice instead of granulated sugar may help. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2005
These were tasty cookies. Definitely best served the same day as they are baked. I agree with the previous reviewer who thought they lost flavor the second day. Quite good overall. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
i thought these cookies were excellent bursting with lime flavor. someone described them to me as a sugar cookie with a kick. this recipe is definately a keeper. Read More
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