Key Lime Cookies

A few months ago, I received a bag of Key Lime Cookies in the mail.  These cookies were amazing, and I was determined to recreate them at home!  I started researching how to make Key Lime Cookies, but I cannot buy the key ingredient here in Iowa…key limes!!  I figured that others would probably have a hard time finding them as well, so I put them on the back burner.

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Then I lucked out, LorAnn Oils offered free samples to the participants of this year’s Online BlogCon!! WooHoo, that is the perfect solution.  No more searching for key limes…or key lime juice!

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I chose Key Lime, Marshmallow, and Buttery Sweet DoughBakery Emulsion, then anxiously awaited their arrival.  Thankfully, these cookies turned out perfectly on the first try.  I love it when that happens! 😉

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Start by beating the softened butter until light and creamy.  Add the powdered sugar, key lime flavor, and buttery sweet dough bakery emulsion, and beat until well combined…..

Key Lime Cookies butter

Add the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Beat until thoroughly combined and turns into a soft cookie dough…..

Key Lime Cookies dough

Scoop out with a small cookie scoop, and place on a silpat/parchment lined baking sheet…..

Key Lime Cookies bake

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown…..

Key Lime Cookies baked

Very Carefully, roll cookies in a powdered sugar {they are hot} and place on a wire cooling rack to cool.  Once cookies have cooled, roll again in powdered sugar to thoroughly cover…..

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These Key Lime Cookies have the perfect amount of Key Lime punch, without being overpowering.  The LorAnn Key Lime Flavor is perfect for adding the right amount of lime flavor, without tasting fake or obnoxious.  No “Lemon Pledge” tasting cookies here! 😉

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The Buttery Sweet Dough Bakery Emulsion adds a rich taste of creamy butter, with a hint of citrus and vanilla.  A little something something extra for more depth of flavor.

Now I need to decide what to do with the Marshmallow flavor. 😉

Are you ready to see what the other bloggers did with their LorAnn Oils?  Check it out after the recipe!


Key Lime Cookies

Serves 20 cookies
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type Dessert
There's nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day, or with afternoon tea, than these tart and sweet Key Lime Cookies.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (separated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Key Lime flavor
  • 1/4 teaspoon Buttery Sweet Dough Bakery Emulsion
  • 1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with silpat/parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy.
Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar, key lime flavor, buttery sweet dough emulsion and beat to combine.
Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until thoroughly combined and soft dough forms.
Scoop dough with a small cookie scoop and place on prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 15 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown.
Roll hot cookies in the remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and place on a wire cooling rack.
Roll cooled cookies again in the powdered sugar to thoroughly coat.
Store in a sealed container for up to one week.


My cookie scoop is the smallest one that I could find, and is approximately 2 teaspoons.

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  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I’m a huge fan of key lime, but I’m the only one in my family who goes gaga for it! Gotta try this recipe, Lisa!

  2. LorAnn Oils says

    I’m a huge key lime fan as well, but all those tiny limes are a pain to juice! That’s why I love using our Natural Key Lime flavor instead! Great idea to add some of the Buttery Sweet Dough Emulsion to the batter – that would balance out the lime flavor nicely.
    There is an oldie, but goodie recipe on our website for Key Lime Cooler Cookies that calls for dusting the finished cookies in a mixture of powdered sugar and citric acid powder (3/4 cup powdered sugar + 1/8 tsp. citric acid). It adds a nice tartness to the cookies. That might be really good on these as well!

    Thanks Lisa – stunning pictures too!

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