Lime Creams

Lime Creams

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"Basic thumbprint cookie. Very pretty, easy, and somewhat different flavor. Lovely on a tray with other Christmas cookies. These do not keep well, but neither do they last long. I frequently double this recipe, or else they are gone before I have them all baked."


1 h 12 m servings 52 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 52 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place 1/3 cup of sugar, the lime juice, lime zest, and 1 egg in a saucepan over low heat, and whisk constantly until the mixture almost reaches a simmer and begins to thicken. Remove the mixture from the heat, and tint to your desired shade of green with food coloring. Set the filling aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. In a bowl, cream the butter with 1/4 cup of sugar, then stir in 1 egg and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour and salt until the dough is smooth. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet, placing the balls about 2 inches apart. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the center of each dough ball. Spoon about 3/4 teaspoon of the lime filling into each.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are set but not browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to finish cooling on wire racks. When cookies are cool, sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar.
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  1. 12 Ratings


The filling for this cookie is delicous. I will bake them again. But I must mention this recipe does not make 36 cookies, you get about 16 if you follow the directions. I recommend you double ...

Loved this recipe!! i agree it makes about 12-16 cookie but they are delicious i added more lime just because my husband and i love lime! deff easy try them!! :) thank you

These are tasty and very pretty little cookies. I stress "little" because I believe their is a mistake in this recipe. It instructs the baker to use 2 TBSP of dough for each cookie. Those would ...

The filling was tasty, but the cookie dough came out hard and tasteless. I had to add water to the dough to keep it from crumbling. I would probably not make these again.

Loved these cookies for my Christmas Cookie Tray! They are different and I love that these are a little bit tart so they balance out the other sweet cookies on my tray. I have not had any troubl...

Had some leftover limes and went looking for recipes. I'm not much of a cookie lover but the idea of lime cookies intrigued me. These really pleased me. Tasty dough, the lime taste is a good ...

These are thumbprint cookies. As in bite size. I have never found them to be dry however I always use real butter and am careful when i sift and measure the flour. And i too add a drop of green...

It's good, but. The recipe does not make 36 for me, I got 22. I would add 1/4 cp. more sugar and double the recipe. I also used 1 stick butter not 1/3 cp. Squeeze an entire lime.

Yum! These are a great subtle cookie in a world of white chocolate macadamia pecan fudge madness. I doubled both the dough and filling recipe, and added a bit more butter to combat dryness I re...