give a little sweetness: lime cookies

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.

11 comments to “give a little sweetness: lime cookies”

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    purplecupcake   April 26, 2006 at 5:51 am

    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!

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    Rachel   April 26, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    i ove lime cookies!

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    BNA   April 26, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    I firmly believe there are not enough lime cookie recipes in the world. Well done!

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    hag   April 26, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    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.

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    kickpleat   April 28, 2006 at 9:50 am

    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.

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    shaz   April 28, 2006 at 9:18 am

    lime in a cookie? tart and sweet at the same time. good choice!

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    Anonymous   May 2, 2006 at 6:44 am

    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?

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    kickpleat   May 2, 2006 at 10:43 am

    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!

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    mel   May 8, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    hey! i recognize those delicious cookies!

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    Anne Koski   June 10, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    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!

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