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Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
These cookies have a soft crumbly texture and deliver a punch of tart lime flavor.
Cornmeal lime cookies are a fun and unexpected treat
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5 from 1 vote


For the cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature (228 grams)
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (175 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest , from about 4 limes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal (100 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar , sifted (140 grams)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add the lime zest and mix for about 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each, then the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Place rounded tablespoons of dough on the prepared sheet pan about 2 inches apart. Gently press each ball with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly.
  • Bake until the edges are just turning golden brown and centers are still pale, about 17-20 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool on the sheet pan for 15 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, lime zest, and lime juice. Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time to reach the consistency you want. It should be thin enough to spread over the cookies.
  • Glaze the cookies on a wire rack with a sheet pan placed underneath to catch excess glaze. Let the glaze harden for several minutes before serving.
  • These cookies are best served the day they are made, but will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days.


Calories: 168kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 56mg, Potassium: 63mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 256IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Annalise

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