Recipe 20: Lime-Glazed Cookies

Another log cookie. Hmph. As you may know, I am not a fan of log cookies. It’s been a long time since I’ve made one, so I guess it’s time. This one also wants you to flatten the sides, so it’s not going to be weird when the knife does it anyway. Here we go.

Mmmm….lime. Tart city right here. If you love lime, you’ll love these cookies. 


Step 1: Zest some limes.

This smelled awesome.
Step 2: Juice some limes.

Don’t worry, I managed to squirt lime juice all around my eye, but missed the eyeball.

Step 3: Gather ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, sugar, flour, salt, lime juice, lime zest.

Step 4: Mix butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. 

So…butter is the “moisture” of this cookie. It’s only 1 1/2 sticks, though…

Step 5: Add lime zest and juice. 

Oh! I just realized these are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! You’re welcome.

Step 6: Turn out dough onto parchment. 

Maybe I should have dyed it green.

Step 7: Form into a log. 

There were some dimensions in the recipe which is why you see a ruler. My log was a little off. Meh.

Step 8: Fold over and twist ends to close. Refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight. 

Obviously I chose 1 hour. I don’t wait unless I have to.

Step 9: Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices.

Um, okay, but what does “crosswise” mean?

Step 10: Remove from oven, let cool completely. 

You caught me! The picture of the “raw” dough is on the Silpat and the cooked ones are on my SilEco pad. I’m inconsistent! Shut up.

Also, my friends, what you’re seeing here is the butt of the log. Everybody knows the butt of a burrito is the best part, so I assumed this would be the same.

Step 11: Make glaze: whisk together powdered sugar, lime zest, and lime juice until spreadable. 

Step 12: Using the back of a small spoon, glaze it up. 

They looked pretty good. My review: holy shit, that’s tart! You seriously pucker.

Link to original recipe

Yields: 32
I got: 28

Start time: 9:20
End time: 11:30 (2 hours, 10 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

What did I learn? 

  • The butt of the cookie dough log is not any better than the rest.

What do I need to learn?

  • Were they the right amount of tart?
  • Did I zest too deep?
  • Why is this categorized as “Kids Cookies” on the app?

I thought since I made fewer than a million that there wouldn’t be many taste testers. I was wrong! If you were one of the many people who tried these, please leave a review in the comments!

If you’re new to my blog, welcome! Please tell your friends. I live an exciting life which involves getting thrills from lots of blog hits. Totes appreach.

3 responses to “Recipe 20: Lime-Glazed Cookies

  1. Sounds yum. My lemon sugar cookies are sumilar to this, but I did flattened balls instead of a log.

  2. Anni

    The glaze was tart and the cookie was sweet. They were a perfect combination. I also liked that the cookie was soft and not crunchy. I can’t wait to see (and by that I mean taste) what you make next!

  3. These are good enough to eat off the ground. I know because I did.

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