Key lime shortbread cookies are a bit unexpected, I'll give them that, but they are delicious. They have an amazingly buttery texture with a little tart kick from key lime juice and lime zest. They truly do melt in your mouth.
I only recently tried key lime pie from Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and I've been hooked ever since. The bright tart flavor is so refreshing, so I wanted to bring that to life in these cookies!
Since these key lime shortbread cookies have that tart key lime flavor, being in cookie form is great because the sweetness that comes from cookies is balanced really well.
These may not be for everyone, but if you're a fan of the lime flavor, I highly recommend. If you're not, and chocolate is more your thing, I recommend checking out these chewy brownie cookies.
Key Lime Shortbread Cookies
- 1 cup 2 sticks room temperature salted butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon key lime juice
- Zest of 1 lime
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- Preheat your oven to 350℉.
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter, lime juice and lime zest.
- Add in the powdered sugar and flour slowly, until combined.
- Once a dough forms, move to a floured surface and roll out until it's about ½ an inch thick.
- Cut out circles (you can use a cookie cutter or a glass).
- Put onto a non-stick pan, and bake for 12 minutes.