Friday, March 21, 2014

Key Lime Cookies

I picked up a bag of key limes recently. I used half of the limes to make strawberry key lime jam and I had quite a few left and saw a recipe on Over Time Cook which I knew I wanted to try.


1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine ( I used butter)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3 Tablespoons key lime juice
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs*


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Cream the butter, sugars in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Add the  vanilla and  egg and key lime juice, beating well to combine after each addition.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and graham cracker crumbs.

Turn the mixer to low, and slowly stir in the dry ingredients. Beat just until the dough comes together.

 Scoop a heaping tablespoon out a ball of dough. Roll it in the remaining graham cracker crumbs to fully coat. Place on prepared tray which was lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough. Space cookies about 2 inches apart, to allow for spreading.

Bake the cookies at 350 for ten minutes. Leave the cookies to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

* I bought a box of graham crackers and pulsed them in my food processor. Used one sleeve of crackers for this recipe.

I love a soft, chewy cookie. These have a crunch. 


  1. I love lime and I love the looks of those cookies, Linda. What a great idea rolling them in graham cracker crumbs. I like chewy cookies too, but I won't turn away crunchy ones that's for sure. I just don't like the lacy paper thin ones.......never did.

    It sounds like you made Leda a very happy lady bringing these to her. I'm so glad you've got someone to share your homemade cookies with. She'll be looking for her "cookie lady" to come up the walk with a tin of goodies. :)

  2. Oh boy, looks like you have found your Florida "kids" in Leda. Now she will be knocking on the door for you to make her more. I like chewy cookies also, and these sound so good. Graham crackers in baking are one of my favs. I will save this one. It sounds like a great combo.

  3. Awww how sweet to bring them to Leda. Yep you got another fan of your cookies besides the boys that dropped in on you . I would love to try these They sure look good.

  4. These cookies look so light and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Pinning it to make later. My hubby love Key Lime anything. This is the first time I have seen Key Lime cookies. Found you on Bloggers Brag party this week :-) Shirley @intelligentdomestications

    1. Thanks for peeking in. I used juice from key limes. Next time I would zest the limes. It needs a bump up for more of the key lime flavor.

      Hope you stop by again.


  6. I love Key Lime Cookies, these look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. This recipe makes me excited and I totally pinned and shared it! :) YUMMY!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  8. Key lime is my favorite I can't wait to try in cookie form.

  9. You know, I've never had key lime anything! (Crazy, right?) Key lime cookies seem like a good place to start. I like the idea of lime and graham crackers.
    Thank you for sharing, Linda. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  10. They look very moreish, nice and crispy and buttery. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again this weekend!

  11. I love key lime flavor! I'll have to try them. Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

  12. I've never had key lime cookies before. Does it have a tangy taste? Thanks for sharing it on The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up.

  13. I have to make these for my husband, he LOVES key lime anything! Thanks for sharing, I'll be pinning this for later!

  14. Key Lime became a favorite of mine when we lived in Florida! These cookies look great! Thanks for linking got the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! So glad you are here!

  15. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  16. These cookies look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  17. Good Afternoon Linda, I have never eaten Key Lime cookies before, but I am certainly going to be trying this recipe. I love the addition of what we know as "digestive biscuits" and you call Graham Crackers, it will give a lovely crunch to the biscuit. Do you know, it has just dawned on me, you talked about Key Limes, is that because they are grown in the Florida Keys.... now I know you will think I am a little daft, but it really has only just occurred to me about the connection with Key Limes..... sorry I live in England and never realised the connection.
    I visited Florida three years ago when I took my mother to Amelia Island to celebrate her 80th birthday..... we really loved the weather and had a wonderful time.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Best Wishes

    1. Hi Daphne,

      I love Amelia Island. It's about two hours from our home but well worth the drive. So many great restaurants and the town is lovely.

      I've never been to England, would love to go one day. Our son visited the Isle of Man and would love to go back.

      I hope you enjoy the cookies, we thought they were good! Come on back anytime for a visit and a chat.


  18. I have never had key lime cookies but they sound delicious and my husband loves key lime anything so I am definitely giving these a try. Thanks for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop We really enjoy all of your posts!