Key Lime Butternut Cookies

Roz Blair


If you like Key Lime......this cookie is for you!!

I snagged this recipe from a newspaper article many years ago and have made them every Christmas for over 20 years!

Note: I order my key lime juice (Floribean) online because the brand sold in the grocery stores in my area don't rotate the stock and you can have nasty tasting cookies with expired key lime juice!

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7 dozen
15 Min
10 Min


1 c
unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
4 tsp
key lime juice
2 large
egg yolks
2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
(heaping) lime zest
1 c
toasted pecans, finely chopped
1 c
confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 tsp
key lime juice


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat until blended well. Add key lime juice and continue beating until combined.

Combine flour, cornstarch and salt. Sift flour mixture into creamed mixture gradually. Once blended add lime zest and chopped nuts.
2Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets (grease them if you don't use parchment paper). Bake for 8-11 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Make icing with confectioners sugar and moisten with key lime juice until desired consistency. Dip tops of cooled cookies into icing and set on racks until icing is set.

Yield: Approximately 6-7 dozen cookies

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #nuts, #lime, #drop