A while back the hubby and I were trying to decide on dessert for the evening. We kept going back and forth about what we wanted. Then our dear friends stopped by and voted for trying out a new cookie, Key Lime Cookies. I actually really liked them. I would have liked a touch more lime in mine, but everyone else liked them as they were so I guess go with the majority vote.

On a side note, let me tell you about these friends. Maihsmy (pronounced MY S MEE, Not My A** May which is how some pronounce it and it cracks me up every time) is from Costa Rica. She’s beautiful. As I’m sure you can imagine. She’s also incredibly giving, kind, patient and loud. 😉
She’s only lived here for about 8 years. I think. Anyway, she speaks fantastic English for being here such a short time, but there are still a few funny things that happen.

1. Tentatively. Maihs thought this had something to do with “ten” minutes. HILARIOUS!
2. Maihsmy sends awesome emails and texts. Many times they sound something like this, “She is a loca! Is ok though. I just not worrying about it! ;)” Awesome. I love that. Hello, how many of you could write in another language? It’s hard work! And, she does amazing!
3. If Maihsmy doesn’t know a word in English I hurry to think of a false definition. IE: Oh, you know, chillin’ it’s like when you are sitting around and you suddenly get cold. She pretty much always knows I’m messing with her, but it never gets old to me.

We adore the Boyles. They are truly great friends and we love Maihsmy and what a good, true, and hilarious friend she is. So grateful for them in our lives. I wish you could hear her cute accent. I try to imitate, but I sound Asian. Oh well.

How Long Will Cookies Keep?

Properly stored, freshly baked cookies will last for about 2 to 3 weeks at normal room temperature.

Crisp cookies should be kept in a container with a loosely fitting lid.

Soft cookies should be stored in an airtight container.

How Long Can You Freeze Cookies?

Stored correctly, most cookies will keep for 3 months in the freezer.

Cooled cookies should be placed on a baking sheet in the freezer for 1-2 hours.

Once cookies are frozen, transfer to heavy duty freezer bags.

Can You Use Regular Limes Instead of Key Limes?

Key limes are smaller and are more sour and a little bitter compared to regular limes.

You can use regular limes in place of key limes.

Key Lime Cookies

Key Lime Cookies

4.17 from 36 votes
Servings: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes


These cookies have just the right amount of lime and the white chocolate makes them perfect!


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 limes, zest
  • 2 limes, juice
  • 6 oz baking chips, Vanilla, Choc-Au-Lait


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light.
  • Beat in the egg, lime juice and vanilla until smooth.
  • Slowly add flour mixture until combined.
  • Stir in the lime zest and white chocolate or vanilla chips.
  • Drop rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry.
  • Bake 8-9 min. or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump.
  • Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely


Store in an airtight container


Serving: 1gCalories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 252IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet

Recommended Products