Lime-Glazed Cookies

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Makes: 32

To keep these cookies flaky and light, do not overmix the butter and sugars; they should be combined but not be too soft when you add the remaining ingredients.


  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest, (2 medium limes)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

For the Glaze

  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 5 teaspoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest


  1. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add lime zest, lime juice, and salt; beat until combined. Add flour; beat until dough is just combined.

  2. Place dough on a 16-by-12-inch piece of parchment or wax paper. Using your hands, shape into an 8-inch log; flatten into a rectangle (1 1/2 inches high and 2 1/2 inches wide). Fold paper over log; flatten sides against work surface. Refrigerate dough until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Slice dough crosswise 1/4 inch thick; place on sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are puffed and barely golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool; glaze.

  4. To make Lime Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until spreadable. Using back of a small spoon, spread about 1/2 teaspoon glaze on each cooled cookie.

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