Reviews for Spring Lime Tea Cookies
One of the best cookies I've ever tasted. We're lucky if any make it out of the kitchen!
Very nice texture and delicate flavor, I'll make these again. Be sure to space well on the cookie sheet, as they double in size. I also melted chocolate chips in a double boiler and added about 1 tablespoon of lime zest to it. I half dipped the cookies in this, it turned out very nicely.
These cookies are amazing! I wanted something sweet and fluffy with lime. These were perfect!
Oh my goodness were these delicious! I made them for Easter weekend for a house full of chocoholics, and they didn't last long at all! Even the kids liked them. ^_^ I did have a few mishaps while making them, but they still turned out delicious, proving that this is a forgiving recipe. I didn't have AP flour, so I had to substitute self-rising and omit the baking powder and soda. Instead of the white sugar for the glaze, I used powered sugar. I thought it came out fine, but I'll probably try the white next time. One of the reviews mentioned that these didn't change color while baking, and they were right! Keep an eye on them! I highly recommend this recipe.
These cookies did NOT turn out like cookies.. they were more like a cookie texture on top but bread otherwise.. They were more like flattened bisquits! Although, they had a good taste. I used Lemon Extract, because I had no Lime.
My whole family loved these. Without the glaze they are perfect for afternoon tea. With glaze they are more a desert.
The cookies tasted great, but they didn't hold their shape well. The first half of the batch came out ok, but with the second half of the cookies, the dough seemed a little runny (maybe it should have been chilled). Other than that, they tasted great.
I made these for one of the dessert nights that I hosted and the ladies gave these rave reviews. I was a little skeptical since you add granulated sugar (and not powdered) to the juice, however they really like it.
Very delicious. Not too sweet and just enough sour. I made these for a church meeting and everyone enjoyed them immensely. I added a tiny bit of green and yellow food coloring to the glaze to make it look very "limey" and it was a nice touch.
These cookies turned out absolutely perfect! I've baked them 3 times and my whole family wolfs then down. They are fragile cookies so be careful getting them off the pan.
This cookie is AMAZING . I decided to make them lemon instead of lime today and rather than brushing on the glaze i made it a touch thicker and dipped the tops of the cookies in it , and then sprinkled the tops with yellow coarse sugar . These cookies are light and fluffy, almost like a tiny little cake. I plan on trying them with Grapefruit, Lime, and orange, but the lemon is irresistable! ( I made them at 2pm and by 5 pm they are GONE) LOVEE these!
These cookies are amazing! I did not have white sugar so I used raw sugar instead and they came out fine. Next time I am going to see if they come out good using unbleached or whole wheat flour.
So, so good!! The texture is light and delicate and the buttery flavour is not overpowering. I use this recipe as a base and add other flavours in the same manner (ie. coffee, lemon, chocolate). Thanks for posting!
I thought these cookies were very good. I used powdered sugar for my glaze. I would definitely make these again and possible use lemon juice or orange juice. I also used fresh squeezed juice.
These were a great cake like cookie. Perfect amount of lime and sweetness once you add the glaze!
I usesd lemon instead of lime, but these are the perfect summer cookie - so fluffy!
My mom loved loved loved this recipe which is why it gets 4 stars instead of 3, but she thought there should be a stronger lime flavor. I thought the cookie was average. There was probably too much butter (I followed the recipe exactly, except for when making the glaze). I can't point out an exact reason but these cookies weren't amazing, and lacked a distinctive lime flavor However, when I made the glaze I was sooo surprised how good it was. I started out following the recipe but ended up adding a lot more sugar (I used powdered sugar) until the color was almost opaque white. The lime flavor was still there though. The glaze really completed the cookie, so if you are looking to cut calories do it somewhere on the cookie, not on the glaze. I don't have much experience with glaze so I wasn't sure if this one would harden but in the end it did, and I stacked them and wrapped them up for a bake sale. I think I would be okay to use granulated sugar instead of powdered since the sugar would dissolve anyways but I can't be sure since like I said I don't have much experience with glaze.
These were excellent and described accurately. Very light and full of lime flavour. Loved them, so did my husband. They are all gone except the few I hid in the freezer. Shhhh...
Coconut lime modification :) Was making these for someone who is allergic to milk. Substituted coconut oil (is white and solid at room temp) for butter and almond milk for regular milk. Only managed to get 1 tsp of lime rind off one large lime. Used 3 tsps of lime juice. Did not make the glaze, felt they were sweet enough. Did dust with powdered sugar but could skip that too. - BUT Hubby requested I add glaze :) Love these cookies. So delicately flavored! Perfect. Second time making them. Will try using coconut milk instead of regular milk next time for a more lime/coconut flavour! 3/30/18 reducing the coconut oil makes the cookie more cake like - prefer the light airy crunchy wafer with full amount of oil. Using full fat coconut milk does impart a more coconut flavor, albeit it's still pretty subtle.
SO GOOD! As I write Im eating one of these light and fluffy cookies. I made the recipe exactly as stated and wow, the only thing I did not enjoy was the glaze. Thanks to my hubby, he said maybe I shhould only glaze a few and see how they taste, they were a hit! I will be making these again and soon, in a triple batch!
We loved these cookies...so light and refreshing..thanks!
Made these this afternoon - delicious! The only change I made was to the glaze. I took the lime juice I had remaining after juicing 2 limes for the recipe and added powdered sugar to it until the right consistency (about 2 cups-ish). Yum!
A nice, light and tasty cookie. These are perfect for Spring time. I have made these several times now and I'm sure I'll make them again and again.
I made these cookies since I had extra limes left over from a party. I didn't have all-purpose flour, but used wheat flour and added 1 tsp. of vanilla. In order to have that stronger lime taste, I brushed the lime sauce 3 times and then when it dried, I sprinkled powdered sugar to give it some color. It was a cake like texture. But overall most of the people at my husband's work liked them.
Yummy and a little different. I used lots of lime zest in the batter. I also made the glaze using powdered sugar, lime juice and corn syrup for shine. I dipped the cookies in this. Will make again!
Made these tonight, very easy to do, and super tasty WITH the glaze/icing. I made the icing with powdered sugar and it was great. If you make these for a group, plan to double or triple the recipe, as a single recipe doesn't make a lot. Definitely will make again!
These were very fluffy!!! I liked them. The great thing about these is you can make all kinds of flavors with this recipe (i.e. orange, lime, tangerine). I will make this again...so many recipes so little time!!
Nice light texture; good for after a heavy meal. Note this only makes about 30 cookies, so double it if you need more. I removed the cookies from the baking sheet after about 2 minutes; when I waited 5 minutes, they stuck. Be careful when removing them or they will tear. For the glaze I used confectioner's sugar with the lime juice and added lime zest for more tang. The cookies by themselves don't have as much of a lime taste as I expected, but with the zesty glaze they were perfect.
The cookie was very bland and not very stable. It said it would burst with lime flavor, but the flavor was very small and it only came from the glaze. The glaze tasted good, but never settled on the cookie and made the cookie slightly soggy. The only good part of this cookie was the flavor of the glaze, which was very good but the recipe didn't call for enough glaze so the cookies were very bland.
Delicious! These turn out to be cake-like cookies with a fantastic zing! I added a little extra lime juice to enhance the lime flavor, but it was a matter of personal preference.
Decent, but not exactly my cup of tea (no pun intended). Though I like soft cookies, these were virtually falling apart. I had made a double batch, so I baked the first 2 trays as directed, but on the rest I baked longer by 3 to 4 minutes. They were more sturdy, and still maintained the softness. Good flavor though. Mixed some lime with cream cheese and powder sugar to ice some.
This recipe was a hit and miss. I gotten a little worried when it requested to mix milk and lime juice, which can curdle the milk. It made the egg mixture a little unpleasant but it gotten better when I added dry ingredients. I had to slightly alter the recipe by adding a little more lime, salt, and some lemon to lift the lime flavor a bit. After I baked it and cooled, the cookie was more of a cake texture. It was spongey and somewhat a little too soft. I had to bake it almost 10 minutes longer because it could fall apart easily. It was a lot better when I baked it longer. Then when I sampled a bite, it had a very thin crunch then a soft center. It was pleasant but it was missing something. I topped it which two coats of lime glaze. I replaced sugar with icing sugar just to give it a better consistency. The glaze is pretty much the important part of the recipe, can't really do without it. I feel this cookie was more of a 'melt-in-your-mouth margarita cookie'. I don't think I would make this cookie again because it took more time out of my hands than listed and I had to alter the recipe to make it better. The cookie was a little too light like a cake, as I prefer it to be a little more dense like a real cookie.
the taste was great but my batter was a little runny. i refridgerated the dough and the cookies held their shape. i used powdered sugar instead of regular sugar for the glaze. my kids loved them.
these were great!!! everyone ate them all! i have nothing to say bad about them.
I really love how light and fluffy these turned out. I think they're best with the glaze, it gives the cookies a nice kick. Without the glaze it's more subtle, gentle, in flavor though. Which is nice too.
These are fantastic! Made a glaze with powdered sugar and lime juice. They were gone in 10 minutes after bringing them out for after dinner coffee. Will definitely make again!
A very light and tasty cookie! Great to make for the St.Patricks day season too!
Yum! My husband said these are addictive. He loves citrus flavors. I know I will be asked quite often to make these. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 are I had to double the lime peel(and may add more next time) and a little more lime juice. Next time I will try what another reviewer suggested and use powdered sugar glaze, but I haven't done this as of yet. These are wonderful cookies. Thanks for sharing. I'll surely think of these come Spring every year.
These are INCREDIBLE!! I made them for my wedding (we're from Pittsburgh and we had an enormous cookie table), and they were some of the best cookies there. I kept the batter in the fridge until I was ready to put it on the cookie sheets, and used a melon baller to scoop it out so I could have perfectly round cookies. I didn't use quite enough lime zest, so they weren't super lime-y, but they were perfect nonetheless. You do have to keep an eye on them just to be sure that they don't brown too much.
Although I had to double the glaze for all 24, it still is a great recipe; a family favorite!
I'm giving this five stars because it won me first place in a cookie exchange. I made it as specified, except I substituted powdered sugar for the granulated in the icing. Contrary to other reviews, I would actually reccomend making these a day ahead. When I first made these, they tasted very flour-y. I wouldn't have brought them to the exchange if it weren't very late at night when I finished making them, with no time to make something else. However, they were quite good the next day. Also, it took me a LOT longer than 20 minutes to make, mostly due to the time it took to zest the limes.
This cookies are easy to make and delicious! I used yogurt since I didn't have milk. I reduce the sugar at 2/3 of a cup. Because I made a thicker glaze with 1/2 a cup of sugar powder and about 3 tbsp of lime juice.
good but next time i will add more zest and a little bit more lime juice. I used powered sugar and key lime juice to make the glaze
This cookie is awesome! Just the right amount of lime and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Super yummy!! I tasted the cookies without the icing and they are super yummy. I'm thinking of not making the icing because they are so gosh darn delicious!! Will make this recipe over & over & over. Can't wait to try this with some orange zest as one reviewer mentioned. Make these - you will LOVE them!!
Very tasty, light, and fluffy. The cookie itself tastes like a sugar cookie (but not quite as sweet) with maybe a hint of lime. The glaze is what gives it the extra zing that I liked. Almost too fluffy in that it crumbles easily. The basic recipe is good, but I would prefer the cookie crisper, and will try to modify it some next time to do so.
I don't even use lime zest, just lime juice. I have used orange zest before and that was also great. They cookies are perfect, soft and cakey and refreshingly lime-y.
I nearly quadrupled the lime juice required (I used up the limes I had sitting around) and they turned out amazing! Everyone who tried them loves them!
Very light and fluffy but I found them too light on taste. I think next time I make them I will add at least 1 extra tsp. of lime zest.
This is a delightful cookie! I didn't make any changes to the recipe. Can't wait to make them again.
Light, pillow-like cookies that were more like muffin tops. 10 min cooking time was perfect... Refrigerated dough for 30 min before baking. Used the sugar glaze listed in the recipe. Good way to use up leftover limes...
These are delicious cookies. They're very soft and light. I've made these with lime, lemon, orange, and even grapefruit. I liked them best with lemon. My younger sisters liked the grapefruit cookies best.
These cookies came out great! I made them for a picnic with some friends that got rained out so I brought them into work the next day. They got rave reviews! One thing I noticed is that the glaze (used regular sugar) on top did not create as much of a hardened crust as I would have thought. Just made them slightly sticky ontop.
great! light and easy.
I looove this recipe!! My whole family loved it. I added green food coloring to the glaze which made it cute too.
Just the right amount of tang. These are excellent.
These are really good. Not quite "limey"enough for me though. I will definitely make again and add more lime zest and juice!
Wow. Amazingly yummy! I substituted 1/4 cp Alouette for the 1/3 cp milk to give a smoother consistency. I think sour cream would do the same trick. I also didn't have an egg, but had egg whites. I used 1/4 cp egg whites and 1 tsp oil. Also instead of white sugar I made the glaze with powdered sugar, 1 Tbl of light corn syrup, and added lime juice until I got the consistency I wanted (approx 3 Tbl). I love this recipe!!
These were good, but not exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a more buttery fall apart cookie and a little more flavor than these had.
Very good but a little too soft and crumbly! As a disclaimer I added a bit more lime juice to the dough and I eyeballed the ingredients for the icing to my taste and used powder sugar. I left them out overnight and the icing seemed to set ok but I live in a dry climate and that may have helped. Next time I will add a bit more zest to the dough and use a full 2 cups of flour.
I made these for a Mother's Day brunch I hosted. Amazing! They were incredible. Everyone loved them. Definitely worth trying, even if you think the lime juice sounds like an odd ingredient!
Loved these! I enjoyed lemonade cookies when I was growing up... these reminded me very much of those, but I like that these are made "clean" with fresh limes. I made the recipe as written except that I used coconut oil instead of butter to make it dairy-free. That coconut flavor paired nicely with the lime. I will definitely make these again.
I followed the recipe for the cookies, but used confectioners sugar for the glaze. These were very light, but had a very cake like texture and softness. I think I prefer a firmer cookie so I might add more flour if I made these again. Nice flavor but I would also think about adding a lime extract or oil to the batter to intensify the flavor, they were a tad bland.
Totally awesome soft cookies. I was making a heavy, spicy meal and just wanted a light bite of something fresh for dessert. I stumbled over these cookies and decided to give them a try. I read earlier reviews and used half milk/half whipping cream. I used two TABLESPOONS of lime juice in the batter. On a whim, to add some texture, I added a half cup finely chopped, toasted pecans. I chilled the dough before dropping teaspoonfuls onto parchment papered cookie sheets. A 10 minute cook time was perfect. I added 1 tablespoon of cream cheese to the lime juice and powdered sugar glaze to give it some body. The taste was great but the consistency was just too thin. Next time I am going to try using a light lime flavored icing. These were still a hit for a fresh, light dessert.
I substituted orange juice and zest plus added cranberries. Hubby loves these as they aren't too sweet. Great over the holidays.
Good, not great.
yum! very light and delicious. People said the dough was soft, that was an understatement! It turns out like the consistency of chocolate chip cookie dough when you're missing a cup and a half of flour! I will make these again!
I've made this a few times and it's always turned out delicious. It also keeps well. Very cakey, but that actually compliments the taste well. I added about a teaspoon of ginger and upped the lime zest slightly. One of the times it looked a bit dry so I added about half another egg and it turned out fine.
These are good cookies, really light and fluffy. Cake-like. Glaze had just the right amount of citrus flavor, not too overpowering.
I would make these again. Nice refreshing taste!
very very nice full flavour
Not bad, but the cookies themselves had very little lime flavor. I added about 1/2 cup powdered sugar to the cookie dough because it was a little thin and then used powdered sugar instead of white sugar for the glaze. Very good when glazed!!
These were so good I wish I could've given them 6 stars. The only thing I added was 2 drops of green food coloring. They are definitely going in my recipe box!
These turned out *too* soft. They were tasty, though.
Easy to make and everyone loved them.
More lime! :D Thanks for the recipe.
Perfect light refreshing cookie! MY family couldn't get enough!
Thank you- thank you- thank you!!!! I've been looking for these cookies for years! My grandma use to make these for me when I was a child and I remember eating these by the handfull with a glass of lemonade! They are just the same! PERFECT! Thank you so much for posting this one! Whole family is eating them right out of the oven! I'd give more stars if the sit would allow me! 10 stars!
They were terrific!
it was good, glaze did not set. tried to use powdered sugar but the glaze still did not work. but very tasty.
SOOO good...Soooo simple. These are delicious!! I made the glaze with lemon juice and icing sugar and they were beautiful!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!
I did not get that WOW lime , despite using juice from 2 fresh limes and their zest. Also not very sweet, and too soft. It was difficult to judge doneness as they really don’t brown except bottoms, which you can’t see.
delicious, cakey cookies. the glaze adds a nice tangy freshness to it!
These were quite good. Making them smaller (1t) & baking on parchment paper helped. Definately more of a cake like cookie, not a 'melt-in-your-mouth' butter cookie--but, still good. Perfect for a tea...but, my kids & hubby actually loved them too.
Yummy, yummy, yummy! Our family’s favorite cookie since the first batch I made. Always chill the dough. We do substitute powdered sugar for granulated sugar with the glaze. It sets on the cookie better. I recommend making a double batch every time cause they won’t last long.
These cookies had very little flavor and didn't bake correctly - for some reason they were never able to bake fully no matter how long they were in the oven (the dough was really moist). The glaze also was never able to set on the cookies. Will not be making these again.
This recipe was about as expected although the glaze never really set for me - it just kind of seeped into the cookies. However, the cookies were soft and chewy which was excellent!
I had such a craving for something sweet recently. When I came across this recipe I knew that was EXACTLY what I wanted and boy, was I right! Just delicious! I will be making these again for sure... very soon in fact!
These cookies were good however, they are not crisp cookies. They are musch more cake-like. The icing should not be omitted. It has the most flavor and finishes off the cookie nicely. I will make these again.
so good! nice and fluffy
These Cookies were Delicious. They are not too sweet, and the frosting does add a good twist. Thankyou
nice change we enjoyed them
These cookies are delectable! YUM!
My cookies came out nicely brown on the outside but way too soft on the inside. More like a crumbly mini cake than a cookie. Also, the lime zest was a bit overpowering, made the taste too bitter. And there wasn't enough lime taste! In fact, you could only smell the lime but not actually taste it. Not a recipe I'll be a trying again.
Yummy....light and tasty....I did add the zest of one whole lime to the batter. Nice change. Will make again. Thanks!
simple and amazing! didn't change a thing!....well sorta...used powdered sugar instead of regular sugar for the glaze! loved it though! thanks for the recipe!
these came out really tasty! I followed one of the previous reviewers and made the glaze with confectioner's sugar & lime juice. I also used key limes for the zest and that made them really good.