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Lime Tea time for Spring!

Spring is just around the corner in spite of all the snow. I thought these citrus flavored cookies were just the thing to welcome spring. The citrus flavor of the glaze is a wonderful topping for these cookies.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  1. In a medium sized bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light.
  2. Beat in egg, lime zest, lime juice, and buttermilk.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir into the creamed mixture.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on parchment lined pans.
  5. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 9 minutes or just until the edges are golden in color.
  6. Glaze cookies while warm.
  7. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  8. Yield: 32 cookies
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  1. Mix well, spread on cookies and sprinkle bits of lime zest on top.
Lime juice and zest used for this recipe is from one medium sized lime.

I needed taste testers and found a few close by.


  1. Those look like the perfect antidote for Winter!!! Love the "taste tester" picture!!

  2. I 'm looking for a different recipe to try for St. Paddys Day, so thanks a bunch. I will give them a go.
    Thanks & have a great week!

  3. I just baked these and they are as yummy as they look! Thank you for sharing. I'm sure the ladies at my Monday night Bible Study - on St. Patrick's Day, will enjoy them as well.

  4. I made these cookies. Next time I am going to double the recipe.