Key Lime Shortbread Cookies


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Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

By Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Published 2015

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These shortbread cookies are loaded with enough lime flavor to make you pucker up. They have a delicate, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a glaze made with both lime juice and zest.


  • ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla ex


Line two cookie sheets with parchment.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer), cream together the butter, vanilla, salt, and lime zest on medium speed until combined. Turn the mixer speed down to low and add the confectioners’ sugar, then mix on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes, until very light and fluffy.<