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“Originally called Key Lime Dusties in the Homemakers Magazine! Most Key lime cookies are rolled in icing sugar, these are rolled in lime sugar - white sugar and finely grated Key lime zest, which I prefer. These little gems will melt in your mouth! You can use regular limes to make these too. See directions for preparing lime sugar before baking cookies.”
36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sugar Coating: In small bowl of food processor, whirl sugar and lime rind until sugar is fine. Transfer to bowl; cover and let stand for at least 2 hours or overnight. (If sugar clumps, break up into powder.).
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  3. Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy; beat in yolk, lime rind and juice. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
  4. Transfer dough to pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch/ 1 cm star tip (or plastic bag with corner cut out). Pipe out 1-1/2-inch/4 cm long cookies onto parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake in 300°F/150°C oven until edges and ridges are just starting to turn golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Important -
  7. Roll in lime sugar while still warm; let cool on rack.
  8. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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