Lime Cooler Cookies – Sweet, buttery, melt in your mouth cookies flavored with lots of lime and coated in powdered sugar. They are light and fluffy and perfect all year round!
Do you remember Lemon Cooler Cookies? You used to be able to find them in the cookie aisle at the grocery store, but they don’t seem to make them anymore. As much as I like lemon desserts, lime has to be my favorite. Key Lime Pie is so creamy and that lime flavor gets me every time. So I decided to make the famous cooler cookies using lime!
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These cooler cookies start out almost like a shortbread cookie that are loaded with lime zest and lime juice for lots of flavor. They are perfect for a bright and sunny day or even for the holidays. You really can come up with any excuse for a sweet and tasty cookie. They melt in your mouth with a sweet coating of powdered sugar.
These cookies are quick and easy to make with just a couple of ingredients. Thick and chewy cookies are my favorite kind of cookies. These stay super thick when they bake and do not spread out much at all. So when you put them on the baking tray, have them in the thickness that you want. They are also not a cookie you want to under bake. Chocolate Chip Cookies are best if they are slightly under done, that is not the case here.
How to Make Cooler Cookies
- Butter and powdered sugar are beat together until they are well combined.
- Next you mix in an egg yolk, lime juice, lime zest, as well as baking powder. The yolk helps give these cookies a little bit of moisture and adds the richness to the cookies.
- The flour gets mixed into the dough with the mixer turned on low. This helps to gently incorporate the flour without overworking the dough. It gives them the super light and fluffy texture.
- After the cookies are baked you immediately roll the in powdered sugar. Most of it will be absorbed into the cookie as they cool, so don’t worry! After they have cooled completely you generously roll them in sugar again. This allows the sugar to really stick to the cookies and get that sweet coating on the outside.
These cooler cookies have just a few simple ingredients that come together in a magical way that is like nothing else.
Can You Change Up the Flavor?
Yes, you can easily change up the lime juice and zest with pretty much any other citrus. Lemon is the traditional version of these cookies so that works great. Grapefruit would be delicious, key lime cooler cookies is another common variety, and you could even do orange. Any citrus would be great.
These cookies are best stored in an air tight container for 4-5 days.
More Lime Dessert Recipes?
- Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes
- Coconut Lime Quick Bread
- Key Lime Icebox Cake
- Frozen Key Lime Margarita Squares
I am sharing this recipe over at Imperial Sugar today. Click on Lime Cooler Cookies to get the full recipe.
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