Monday, April 18, 2011

Key Lime Crackle Cookies

Key Lime Crackle Cookies
  Ok, so here I go again with the citrus desserts.  I love lemon and lime desserts and was inspired when I stumbled upon this recipe which was originally a lemon cookie.  I have done both and enjoy each flavor.  The original recipe calls for only a tablespoon of fresh juice but I have found that we like a stronger lime or lemon flavor so I add more.  In fact for this batch my husband said it could be even stronger so I made a light glaze with lime juice to drizzle over the top.  More zest might give it more of a punch if you like a stronger flavor. 
   If you love the cool refreshing flavor of Key Lime then I hope you enjoy this wonderfully chewy cookie.   Be careful though, it is hard to eat just one.    

Servings = 44
Serving Size of dough = 1 heaping teaspoon
WW Pts. plus = 1 (without glaze)


1/2 C. butter, softened
1 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 -2 Tbsp. fresh Key Lime juice( I used 2)
1-2 tsp. lime zest
1 1/2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
Powdered sugar to roll dough 

Glaze (If desired)

3 -4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
skim milk, add 1 Tbsp. at a time for desired consistency
Juice of 1/2 large lime(or lemon)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Spray a cookie sheet(s) with non-stick spray or use parchment paper
  • Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.  
  • Cream butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy
  • Add egg, vanilla, Key Lime juice, lime zest and beat well
  • Add flour mixture in 2-3 batches, scraping sides.  Beat until just combined.
  • Roll heaping teaspoon sized balls of dough in powdered sugar.  Just a dusting.  
  • Place dough on cookie sheets and  press down with your thumb to flatten cookie
  • Bake 9-11 minutes until they have a matte(not shiny) finish and are just barely starting to brown on the bottom. 
  • Drizzle with glaze if desired.



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