Day 7: Lime Meltaways

Welcome to Day 7 of 12 days of Christmas!


No more chocolate today, my friends. Today these cookies are all about limes. We need variety in our cookies, and a lime is something you don’t see often in a cookie. Sure I’ll have more chocolate cookies for you, but let’s focus on these lime meltaways. The name itself suggests they simply melt in your mouth, and they do. I love these cookies, such a refreshing change.

I made these lime meltaways last weekend and brought most of them to work. Everyone  really enjoyed them. They are just delicious.  Normally I like chocolate cookies, I’ll admit it, but these are a nice and refreshing change. You have to try them at least once, and the good thing is, this recipe will make you about 5 dozen cookies, so plenty that you can share with your friends and family.


Lime Meltaways
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Serves: 60
  • 1½ sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbp vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups plus 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  1. In a mixer, cream the butter and ⅓ cup of sugar until fluffy. Add lime zest, juice, and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt then add to the butter mixture and beat on low speed until combined.
  3. Roll dough into two 1¼ inch diameter logs and cover with wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchments or use a silpat. Place remaining ⅔ cup powdered sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Slice the dough into ⅛ inch thick rounds. Place cookies on baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake cookies until golden, about 15 minutes then cool on a wire rack. While still warm place the cookies in the sugar-filled bag, and toss to coat.
  6. You can store these for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.



  1. NOla says

    how many grams are there in a stick of butter as i am in Australia and we have different sizes of butter for cooking. thanks

  2. Linda says

    I live in China but every time I go back home to the states, I stop in my favorite craft store and I buy a few boxes of lime cookies. These look very similar to the ones I have been buying. I can make them at home, thank you! When I bake them, I can have one of my favorite cookies and save luggage space.

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