LIME SUGAR COOKIES are a classic American cookie recipe that’s been around since the early 1800s. They’re a simple dough of flour, sugar, and butter that gets rolled out into a thin sheet and then cut into rounds before being baked in an oven.

Lime sugar cookies are a classic American dessert. This recipe is easy to make and can be made in advance. Read more in detail here: lime sugar cookies recipe.

Sugar Cookies with Lime are soft, tasty, and bursting with lime flavor! This sugar cookie recipe is very easy to make, and everyone loves these lime sugar cookies!

Lime Sugar Cookies are delicate to the touch, and I love that they have so much lime flavor that they don’t need any icing. If you want, you may create a simple lime icing, but the cookies are delicious even without it.


Lime Sugar Cookies Ingredients

Butter, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, egg, vanilla, and flour are used to make Lime Sugar Cookies. The inclusion of one lime’s zest and juice is one of the elements that sets these cookies unique. It’s surprising how much flavor one lime can provide!


I also used a little amount of green food coloring, but the cookies may be made without it. They’ll still have a strong lime taste, but they won’t be as apparent.

If desired, a simple lime glaze may be added to the cookies to give even more lime flavor and sweetness. Butter, lime juice, and powdered sugar are all you need to create the glaze.


Lime Sugar Cookies: How to Make Them

Cream the butter and sugar together for approximately 2-3 minutes to create lime cookies. The baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt are then added. After it has been well combined, add the egg, vanilla, lime juice, and lime zest. Mix in the flour until everything is thoroughly mixed.

Once the dough is well combined, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or longer) until firm. Scoop the dough into balls using a cookie scoop, then roll each ball in a bowl with a pinch of sugar.

Preheat the oven to 375°F and bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. If you wish to glaze the cookies, do so while they are still warm.


Make the finest sugar cookies with these helpful hints.

  • Sugar cookie dough is sticky at first, but after cooled, it becomes much easier to deal with. Before chilling the dough, resist the temptation to add additional flour! If you use too much flour, the ratio of wet to dry components will be wrong, resulting in drier, crumblier cookies.
  • Do not let the butter to melt! The butter must be softened (at room temperature), but not melted, otherwise the cookies will be ruined.
  • When combining the butter and sugars, take your time. The consistency of your cookies will be improved by creaming them together for 2-3 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. This will ensure that your cookies are perfect every time!
  • Use parchment paper or a silicone baking surface to prevent sticking. This will make removing the cookies from the cookie sheet a breeze, as you won’t have to scrape them off the pan – they’ll simply glide right off in great form!
  • Before cutting out your sugar cookies, make sure you don’t lay out the dough too thin. The dough should be approximately 1/4 inch thick. Your cookies will be crispy, hard, and readily breakable if the dough is too thin, but they may not bake all the way through if the dough is too thick.
  • Make sure your cookies aren’t overbaked. They may not seem to be finished on the tops, but as the bottoms begin to brown, I remove mine and they are great!



Lime Sugar Cookies

Lime Sugar Cookies are delicious and easy to make, with just the right amount of lime flavor thanks to the lime zest and juice in the recipe!

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Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

Time to prepare: 10 minutes

20-minute total time

24 cookies per serving


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 pound of sugar
  • a quarter teaspoon of baking soda
  • a quarter teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • a quarter teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lime, with the juice and the zest
  • a half cup of flour
  • green food coloring (1-2 drops)

GLAZING (optional)

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 lime, squeezing out all of the juice
  • a quarter to a third cup powdered sugar


  • For 2-3 minutes, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Mix in the soda, cream of tartar, and salt well.

  • Mix in the egg and vanilla extract well. 

  • Lime zest should be added to the dough. Squeeze the lime juice and add it to the mixture as well.

  • Continue to whisk in the flour. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours in an airtight container. 

  • Scoop the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and roll them into balls. In a dish of sugar, roll each ball until it is completely covered. 

  • Bake the cookie dough balls at 375° for 8-10 minutes on a baking sheet. If you wish to glaze the tops of the cookies, you should do it while they are still warm. Enjoy!


  • Combine the butter and lime juice in a mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in the powdered sugar, stirring constantly with a fork until the proper consistency is achieved. This recipe only produces a little quantity of glaze, but it has a powerful taste, so just a small amount is needed on each cookie. If the glaze is thin enough, you may drizzle it with a spoon, or make it a little thicker and distribute it with a knife. 


*Using food coloring is entirely optional; but, if you don’t, your cookies will resemble normal sugar cookies. The lime flavor is less of a surprise to the taste receptors thanks to a dash of green food coloring! 

What is the best way to zest a lime?

Don’t be frightened by the task of extracting the zest from a lime – it’s simple!

Lime zest is just the outermost layer of a lime’s peel. I just use the small side of a normal cheese grater; as long as the holes are small enough, it will enough. If you want, you may use a citrus zester like this one! In any case, be sure to just shred the lime peel’s darker green outer layer. Move on to the next section of the lime after you’ve exposed the lighter part of the peel beneath.

How to squeeze the juice from a lime

I just cut a lime in half and squeeze it very hard to get the juice. To extract all of the juice from the lime, you may use a citrus press like this one.




I just came across this photo from when we took our kids skiing for the first time a few years ago. Whew. Teaching four kids to ski at the same time is a lot of effort! But they loved it, and we’ve attempted to go to the slopes at least twice a winter since then.

Since we have a baby at home, this winter has been a bit more challenging, so we’ve been getting a little more creative, and my husband has been taking each child on a one-on-one ski date. It’s amazing how fast kids pick up on things; I believe they’re nearly as good as I am, and they’ve only done it a few of times! I also can’t believe how little my children were!


The lime cookies pioneer woman is a classic recipe that has been around for years. It is one of the most popular recipes on the website, and it’s easy to see why.

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