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Key Lime Coins

Mom always said, anything lime-flavored, was like disinfectant to her. I say, I adore anything lime.

Needless to say, lime was a rarity in our house, when I was growing up.  Way back when, you could purchase lime Life Savers by the roll ~ pure bliss, and I enjoyed my share of them.

Then, when I had my very own kitchen, I made up for lost time with limes ~ lime in lemonade, salad dressings, marinades, cakes, stir-fries, drizzled over seafood, Key Lime Pie and Gin Rickey’s.  Now, I hear that to get rid of a headache, rub half of a lime over your forehead.  I just might, the next time I have one.  And then, there are these…

I need to find a lime-colored plate!

Delicious Key Lime Coins, a dainty little cookie.  Not too sweet, and just a little zesty.  With their perfect balance of sweet and tart, they will melt in your mouth.  They have a light, crisp taste and a crunchy texture, while a little dusting of confectioner’s sugar is the finishing touch.

They’re a scrumptious way to enjoy that great lime flavor, just ask Bill!

Ready to be baked

Key Lime Coins


¾ cup butter, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
2 tablespoons Key lime juice or lime juice
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1¾ cups flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar


In large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add the 1/3 cup powdered sugar, lime peel, lime juice, water and vanilla.
Beat until combined, scraping bowl.
Beat in flour, cornstarch and salt until combined.
Divide dough in half.
Shape each half into a 10-inch-long roll, wrap rolls  plastic wrap.
Chill for at least 3 hours or for up to 2 days.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Using a sharp, thin-bladed knife, cut rolls crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices.
Place slices 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until bottoms are just golden.
Cool on cookie sheets for 4 minutes.
Place the 2 cups powdered sugar in a large bowl.
Gently toss warm cookies, two or three at a time, in powdered sugar.
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Makes 80 cookies.

Melt in your mouth goodness!

Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes! 


  1. Oooh, I love lime, too!! I keep a Tupperware bowl of lime slices in the fridge for my iced tea and ginger ale - heaven!! I think I'm going to spend some baking therapy time this weekend making some of these cookies - they look delicious!

  2. Oh these sound delicious, Pam! Can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing the recipe! ~tina

  3. Morning Pam....I have been so excited each morning to stop by and see what new recipe you have to share with us for the Christmas season...
    I'm a lime lover and these sound great...

  4. These look delicious Pam! We make similar ones but without the key lime. What a nice touch of flavour will have to try it sometime. I'm following you now as well and when you get a chance pop over to mines. You're invited to a Christmas Tree link-up party. Hope to see you there :)

  5. My husband doesn't like lime either, but I love it! These look delicious.

  6. Pam, I've never had Key Lime Coin Cookies... Thanks for the recipe! I do love the flavor of lime... Merry Christmas! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  7. jezinthekitchen, thanks! That's a great tip and I'm going to do that.

    Tina, thank you! These have a great line flavor.

    Hi Shug! That's so sweet of you; thank you! Have a great weekend!

    Vanessa, thanks! They are! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    DA, I'm glad you like lime also. It's "citrusy" delicious!

    Dave, wish I could pass the plateful through to you! Have a great weekend!

  8. I love lime ... even just the look of them.

    Merry Christmas, Pam.


  9. Lime has always been my favorite citrus flavor! Loving these cookies!

  10. Lime flavored anything is great, Pam! These cookies look yummy.

  11. I am printing out this recipe! It would be delicious at anytime of year, but it would be perfect for my Christmas baskets next year.


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