80% of the time I cook, I get my ideas from foods I already have in the house. Today I realized I needed to use up a few limes before they went bad. I also noticed that our cookie supply from last week's Macaroons was dwindling fast (blasphemy!). So with that, I decided to make lime flavored Sugar Cookies. This recipe is a basic sugar cookie recipe but with some lime zest and lime juice added into the mix! Super fun for the Spring and Summer - great light taste from the lime while still maintaining the classic taste of a sugar cookie!

Lime Sugar Cookies

Prep Time

10 Minutes
Cook Time

13 Minutes
Total Time

23 Minutes

20-25 Cookies


  • 1 Cup plus 6 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 4 T Butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 Egg
  • Fresh Lime Juice (from 2 limes)
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime Zest
  • Sprinkles (to decorate)


  • Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the lime zest and the sugar . Add butter and mix together until nice and creamy. Add in the egg and lime juice and stir to combine.

  • Add your butter mixture to the flour mixture and kneed together with your hands until combined. **Depending on the size of your limes, you may need more liquid, so I added about 1T of heavy cream to the mix.

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly flour a surface and turn out your dough. Flour your rolling pin and roll out to 1/4" thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your cookies. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet 1" apart. Add sprinkles on top. Bake for about 13 minutes - remove from oven and place on a resting rack to cool.