I've always liked bizarre cookie flavors. This came to me after I discovered the main ingredients of a favorite drink incorporated well into a cookie! The wonderful sandiness of a sugar cookie contributes to a slight effervescent feeling on the tongue as mint, rum, and fresh lime flavors play on the palate.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 20 mins
1 hr 45 mins
15 mins
36 cookies


Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Cream sugar, butter, and lime zest together in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, fully incorporating 1 at a time. Mix in vanilla extract, mint extract, and rum extract.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Mix into the egg mixture about 1/3 at a time, making sure flour is fully incorporated before adding the next batch.

  • Let chill in a refrigerator to allow the lime zest to impart greater flavor into the batter, up to 1 hour. Remove and allow to return to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  • Spoon tablespoons of batter onto ungreased baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are light golden brown, about 10 minutes, turning halfway through baking time. Allow to cool on the cookie sheets.

Cook's Notes:

Make sure to use mint extract, not peppermint extract.

Zested limes need not go to waste. You could improvise a glaze using the juice of the limes and a small amount of rum. Mix this by the teaspoonful into a rough cup of confectioner's sugar until your desired consistency is achieved. I usually aim for slightly lighter than maple syrup in thickness. The result can be drizzled onto the still-warm cookies and allowed to dry as the cookie cools.

The step involving leaving the batter in the fridge to infuse the flavors is completely optional.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 5.5g; cholesterol 22.7mg; sodium 145.3mg. Full Nutrition