Key lime cookies 27



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This recipe is a delightful change to the typical cookies or key lime pies that we know and love. Why not try it for afternoon tea this week?


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar for decoration



  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees and grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugar, egg, and egg yolk until smooth. Stir in lime juice and lime zest.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; blend into the creamed mixture.
  4. Form the dough into 2cm balls, and arrange on the prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Sift icing sugar over cookies while still warm.


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  1. That should be Biscuits, not Cookies. This is Australia.

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  2. Is this an Australian recipe? If so, why is the butter measured in cups? Wat an awkward way to measure it!

  3. Really love the look of some of the recipes on Starts at Sixty, and as I’ve said before, I do wish they would make them able to be added to Pinterest as I don’t like burdening my Facebook friends with my likes just to save them

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    • Hi Valerie Ann Ferguson in the top right hand corner of our posts you can click the arrow and press save 🙂 then you can view them later

    • Hi Valerie Johns if you click the ‘f’ facebook icon in the top left of the page, it’ll take you to the home page and on the left hand panel you can see your ‘saved links’ 🙂

  4. In the Method is said to add baking powder but it was not listed on the Ingredients list. If so how much?

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