Lime Butter Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies - Drop Cookies
Serves: 30 cookies
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lime zest
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup sanding sugar, or other coarse sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ Line heavy baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter in bowl of stand mixer for a minute or so - scrape down the sides of bowl
  3. Beat in the sugars, and cream together until the mixture is fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg until creamy and light
  5. Beat in the lime zest.
  6. Add the dry ingredients, and beat until completely incorporated
  7. Form into balls with a medium cookie scoop [1 & ½ tablespoon size balls]
  8. Roll balls lightly until smooth, and dip the tops into the sanding sugar.
  9. Place sugar side up on prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes - there will only be a slight browning at the edges, but cookies should be firm to the touch.
  10. Cool on a rack. Will keep at room temperature in a sealed container for a week.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at