• Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cooking Time: 12 mins
  • Serves: 36

Key Lime Cookies Recipe

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups key lime curd recipe below
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for sprinkling.
  • Key Lime Curd:
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup key lime juice
  • 1 tsp. key lime zest I didn't have a fresh lime so didn't add this


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy
Add the eggs one at a time and the lime juice, and mix well
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt
Gradually add the flour mixture to butter mixture until incorporated
Dough should be stiff but not dry
Shape into 1 inch balls, press thumb into center of balls to make an indentation, being careful not to press through to the bottom
Fill indentations with about 1/2 Tbsp. key lime curd

Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly brown
Transfer to a wire rack to cool
Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool
Key Lime Curd:
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat
Add the remaining ingredients, whisking continuously for approximately 8-10 minutes or until it becomes a custard
Remove from heat and continue whisking for another 1-2 minutes
Allow to cool and then pour into a container and refrigerate
The curd will thicken considerably as it cools
Makes approximately 2 cups

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