key lime cookies on a napkin with lime slices
Print Recipe

Key Lime Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, key lime
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Courtney Lopez


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp key lime zest
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Lime Glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • lime zest optional for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Prepare a baking sheet with a light coating of baking spray.
  • In a small bowl, add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix together until combined.
  • In another bowl, add the butter and sugar and mix until the texture is smooth and creamy. Add in the egg, vanilla, lime juice and zest and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Add in the white chocolate chips and fold until mixed in.
  • Create cookie dough balls in a tablespoon amount, roll them in your hand and flatten a little. The cookies will rise a small amount but they do not spread. Place them onto your cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Do not overbake!
  •  Allow the cookies to cool a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Once cooled, mix together the powdered sugar and lime juice to form a glaze. 
  • Drizzle teaspoon amount of glaze on each cookie, sprinkle with zest and allow to set so the icing can harden. Enjoy!