Key Lime Coolers

There’s something refreshing about lemons, limes and key limes in the summer time, they just make your mouth water when you think of biting into one  of them…see, your mouth is watering already!  I saw this cookie sometime ago and wrote the recipe down to make them when I had time, and every time I think of making them, I have no key limes or limes in the house.  I’m sure you can use this same recipe using lemons instead of key limes or limes…then the recipe name would be Lemon Coolers!  Either way, I think you’ll love this cookie…on the other hand, I think you’ll love this cookie, it’s that good.  This cookie is so delicate it literally melts in your mouth!  You will not be disappointed in this recipe!

Happy Cookie Baking!





1 and 1/2 sticks butter (room temperature)

1/3 cup confectioner sugar

2 key  limes or limes

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (real)

2 Tablespoons key lime juice (or lime juice)

1 and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

 2 Tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt




Cream butter and confectioner sugar.  Sift dry ingredients together.  Add the zest from the 2 Key limes (or limes) with vanilla and 2 Tablespoons key lime (or lime) juice to butter and sugar mixture.  Slowly add dry ingredients to butter and lime mixture.


Divide dough and roll into 2 round cylinders. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm.  Slice thin and bake at 350F for 12 minutes (or till lightly browned around edges). 

Cool slightly and coat with confectioner sugar in a large zip lock.  Be careful and only add two cookies at a time and coat well.  After all cookies have been coated with confectioner sugar, coat a second time.  yield about 10 dozen.


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