Monday, April 26, 2010

Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

It is warming up here in Houston and its almost Cinco de Mayo! These are the perfect recipe for something light, fresh, and yummy!

I actually made these cookies for a friend's upcoming birthday though, her favorite pie is Key Lime and I wanted to send her cookies, voila Key Lime cookies! The tart lime flavor goes perfect with the smooth sweet white chocolate flavor, so this recipe is a definite win.

Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh squeezed key lime juice
2 tsp grated key lime zest
1 cup white chocolate chips
confectioners sugar for decoration

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar till creamy, add egg and yolk beat till smooth. Stir in key lime juice and zest and mix well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well, finally mix in white chocolate chips. Refridgerate dough for 1 hour at least, this will make it easier to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon 1/2 inch balls onto baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute on pan and transfer to cooling rack. Immediately sift confections sugar over cookies, it is important to do this while the cookie is still warm.

This recipe was adapted from All Recipe's Key Lime Cookie recipe.

They were a little flat for how I like my cookies, but tasted yummy. I also would like to try using sea salt next time to give it that extra sweet and salty taste.

Key Lime on FoodistaKey Lime


  1. These cookies sound so good with the key lime! A nice change from key lime pie, these are the first cookies I've seen :D.

  2. Wow,I must try this.What a wonderful recipe.If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  3. Yummy! I just made a key lime cake last week that was great...and I can't wait to try these cookies. I use to live in Houston, and I'm moving back to Austin in August. Look forward to sharing recipes!

  4. I need four of these, like, yesterday.
    Just beautiful! Mmmmm they make me miss Miami!

    - Lauren, Lauren's Little Kitchen


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