My friend Mel makes pretty things and then sells them at her online shop. I recently bought a cute little onesie from her as a gift for some friends who just had a baby and was so pleased at how cute it was that I figured I’d bake her some cookies. I decided to make some mexican chocolate cookies and they turned out wonderfully. As a contrast to the spicy chocolate, I figured something citrusy would go nicely too. I found a recipe for Lemon Cookies from the Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates cookbook and instead of lemons, I used limes to make these cookies. They were perfect….light, buttery and not to sweet and full of lime flavour! Perfect for spring time gift giving…or for just munching outside in the park.
Recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates
1 1/2 t freshly grated lime peel
1 1/2 T sugar
1 3/4 c flour
1/2 t salt
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 T freshly grated lime peel
1 t vanilla
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 T fresh lime juice
1. Stir together the topping ingredients in a shallow bowl and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and sugar and mix well to combine. Add the butter and lime peel and mix with your hands until you get the texture of coarse meal. Add the vanilla, egg and lime juice and blend with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together to form a ball. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Preheat the oven to 350. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Working with 1 piece of dough at a time, roll the dough between your hands to make 12 small balls. Press each ball into the lime sugar topping, flattening into a 2 inch circle. Place on a cookie sheet, sugar side up. Bake until golden at the edges, about 7 to 8 minutes. Place on rack to cool.
Wow, they look delish! I can almost taste the tartness in them…I’m going to try these next week. I love anything with lime in it!
i ove lime cookies!
I firmly believe there are not enough lime cookie recipes in the world. Well done!
Mmmm, lime cookies, how nice. I have had lemon cookies…but the lime sound really good, I will definatley try these the next time I need cookies.
Purplecupcake, these are the perfect combo of tart & sweet!
Rachel, me too!!
bna, i concur.
Why have lemon when you can have lime, hag! Yum!
Shaz, it is the most perfect choice indeed.
lime in a cookie? tart and sweet at the same time. good choice!
I just discovered your blog and love it. I’m really excited to make your lime cookies. I checked out the link you posted for mexican chocolate cookies and really want to make them too. I’m from Toronto and notice you are from Vancouver and was wondering where or if you used the Ibarra chocolate that is called for in the recipe? or, do you substitute with a different brand?
Hi Anon, Ibarra chocolate is easy enough to find in Vancouver…plus even Nestle makes a brand of similar chocolate too. I’d check around in Mexican grocers, gourmet grocers or import shops. Good luck!
hey! i recognize those delicious cookies!
Just made ’em – super delicious!
We put (homemade) lemon buttercream frosting on half, & then dipped them in the sugar/zest mixture. I’m a sugar girl, and I liked the original, simpler version better — not that the frosted ones won’t get eaten!