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Lime Cookies

These Lime Sugar cookies are chewy and packed with citrus flavor. Recipe needs only 4 ingredients and very easy to make.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8 servings


  • ½ cup All purpose flour
  • cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee or Butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Lime zest, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1~2 tablespoons Milk (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar and stir to combine. Add melted ghee/ butter and 1 teaspoon lime zest. Mix until the dough comes together. If the dough is too dry and crumbly, add some milk to get it together.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and roll them into smooth balls. Then flatten them with the palm into about 2~2½ inch discs and place on a baking sheet.
  • Pound the remaining 1 teaspoon  lime zest with granulated sugar. Sprinkle this evenly over the cookies.

Oven Method:

  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8~10 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Stove top Method:

  • Work in 2 batches. Place 4 of the flattened cookies on a cold nonstick saute pan and cook them over low heat for 7-8 minutes. Once the base is golden, carefully flip the cookie with a spatula.
  • Cook the other side on very low heat until cooked but does not change color, around 4 minutes. Remove onto a plate and repeat with the rest of the cookies.


  • If you like crispier cookies, then flatten the cookies into thinner discs.
  • Cookies will crisp up as they cool, so make sure not to overcook/ overbake them.
  • Lime zest can be subbed with lemon zest. You can also leave the citrus out and make these with vanilla extract.
  • You can also add chopped/ sliced nuts (pistachios or almonds or cashews) or unsweetened coconut flakes on top before baking.
  • These eggless lime cookies keep well for up to 3 days in an airtight container.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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