Zesty Lime Cookies | Recipes

Zesty Lime Cookies

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Makes:20 cookies

These wonderfully simple sugar cookies have a delectable lime flavour. They’re wonderful with tea or packed along in kids’ lunches.



¾ cup 300mL Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
1 cup 250mL granulated sugar
1 tbsp 15mL lime zest
¼ cup 50mL lime juice
2 cups 500mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
½ tsp 2mL baking powder
¼ tsp 1mL salt


1 cup 250mL icing sugar
3 tbsp 45mL lime juice
2-3 drops green food colouring (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat shortening and sugar in a large bowl using electric mixer until well combined. Add zest and lime juice. Beat well. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until dough comes together.
  3. Roll 2 tbsp (30mL) dough on a lightly floured surface to form a 4” (10cm) log. Curl into a ring and gently press ends together. Your cookie will look like a small donut. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  5. Glaze: Combine ingredients for glaze in a small bowl. Drizzle over the cookies to create a zigzag pattern and wait for the glaze to set.


  • You can roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and use cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. Your baking time should be 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in half. Add a few drops of green food colouring to one half of the dough. Take 1 tbsp (15mL) of the green dough and 1 tbsp (15mL) of the uncoloured dough. Roll each into 4” (10cm) logs and twist together. Your baking time will be 15 to 17 minutes.

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