Rating: 3.92 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Light butter cookies flavored with Key lime juice. They're rolled in cornflake crumbs and baked.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 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).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg, lime juice and lime zest. Mixture may appear curdled, but that's okay. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the lime mixture until well blended. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into the cornflake crumbs. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 24.7g; fat 5.5g; cholesterol 23.9mg; sodium 168.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
EXCELLENT SUMMER TREAT!! My family loved them and they were easy to make. The centers stayed soft and chewy and the outside was crispy and crunchy. Great treat with a glass of cold milk. Be sure to use fresh ingredients...especially your baking powder. Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2005
Flavor was pretty good but that's where it stops. Batter/dough was thin as others mentioned but I thought rolling in corn flakes would help. It didn't. Corn flakes helped keep cookies from sticking even more to pan (and my fingers) but only ended up around the edges of the top of the cookie and looked funny. I baked a few without corn flakes because I ran out and didn't feel like crushing more and those were lumpy blobs once I scraped them off the cookie sheet. They took about 5 minutes longer to bake than stated and I'm not sure they were done then. I cooled them on a rack but they were still chewey and after putting them in an airtight container they're now one big messy lump. The flavor tells me this recipe may have potential but I'm not going to waste my time or ingredients figuring out how. Read More
(3)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
EXCELLENT SUMMER TREAT!! My family loved them and they were easy to make. The centers stayed soft and chewy and the outside was crispy and crunchy. Great treat with a glass of cold milk. Be sure to use fresh ingredients...especially your baking powder. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2002
I made these for a some friends from work. They didn't even last half a day! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2006
I cook for a conference center in the Florida Keys and I am always looking for Key Lime recipes. The dough was a little sticky but the cereal held it together. I used a clean spoon to roll the cookies in the cereal. Thanks for this one!! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2011
The lime flavour is so refreshing! These cookies are better for adults - kids will not like these. I used bran cereal crushed up and it worked fine. I also added some cinamon and nutmeg for some spice! The lime made them taste like candy cookies! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2005
Flavor was pretty good but that's where it stops. Batter/dough was thin as others mentioned but I thought rolling in corn flakes would help. It didn't. Corn flakes helped keep cookies from sticking even more to pan (and my fingers) but only ended up around the edges of the top of the cookie and looked funny. I baked a few without corn flakes because I ran out and didn't feel like crushing more and those were lumpy blobs once I scraped them off the cookie sheet. They took about 5 minutes longer to bake than stated and I'm not sure they were done then. I cooled them on a rack but they were still chewey and after putting them in an airtight container they're now one big messy lump. The flavor tells me this recipe may have potential but I'm not going to waste my time or ingredients figuring out how. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
07/30/2003
I was very disapointed with this recipe and sorry that I wasted the ingredients. The dough was way too sticky and they never quite baked right. I am wondering if some ingredient was missing....yuck. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2009
I only give these cookies a 4 because of their looks. The taste was great I used frosted flakes instead of regular & fresh squeezed lime juice. They were gone the same day I cooked them. Family & friends loved them. They flattened greately when I cooked them and the cornflakes spreak out randomly around the cookie but it did not take away from the taste! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
Melts in your mouth! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2012
I was looking for a recipe that would use up a lot of powdered sugar & corn flake crumbs I had in my pantry from another recipe when I found this recipe. I did add an additional 1/2 cup of flour to the recipe & had no problem with them mounding & setting perfectly. The second batch I doubled & didn't quite add enough extra flour to make them mound. They still turned out wonderful & more waferlike. Excellent flavor. A definite keeper. Read More