Much like sweet and salty, sweet and sour belong together. And these Key Lime Pie Cookies are very much that. The subtle sour of key lime juice and zest contrasting gorgeously with the sweet white chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs. A cookie meant for summer. Or perhaps summer was meant for these cookies.
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What a Key Lime Cookie Is All About
A thick cookie, lightly golden around the edges, and a chewy center bursting full of key lime flavor. Can a cookie get any better than that? I think not! These key lime pie-inspired cookies bake up in a flash with no chill time required and will be ready to be enjoyed in 20 minutes. Kinda the perfect cookie, right?!
What’s The Difference Between A Key Lime And A Regular Lime?
A lime, is a lime, is a lime, yes? That’s not actually the case here. Key limes are smaller in size and contain more seeds than regular run-of-the-mill limes. Their skin is thinner and often a light yellow color when ripe as opposed to bright green. Key limes have a tart sour juice and smell like lime heaven.
Can I Use Regular Limes?
I’ll first answer this by saying yes. Yes, you can totally use regular lime juice and zest in this recipe. I get it. Not everyone has access to key limes. Seeing as how the cookie is baked with other complementary flavors, you will still achieve a delicious lime pie-inspired cookie. My only request is that you use real limes for the juice and not store-bought juice. It truly makes a flavor difference.
How to Zest And Juice A Lime
Grab that lime and let’s get zesty. First, give them a quick wash in the sink to get rid of any dirt, grime, or chemicals and dry them well. Second, with a zester or cheese grater (the microplane side) zest the entire lime and set the zest aside. Third, roll the lime firmly on a cutting board back and forth the get the inside soft and cut it in half. And last, with a juicer or your hand, squeeze the lime to produce the juice. Save the juice and discard the remaining lime.
Time to turn on the oven and get to baking. Because the sooner you bake, the sooner you eat! And you’re gonna want to eat these Key Lime Cookies on repeat.
Here are a few other zesty recipes that you might like:
- Key Lime Pie Cake
- Strawberry Lemon Protein Bites
- Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts
- Lemon Raspberry Cake
- Simple Key Lime Pie Recipe with Easy Graham Cracker Crust by Baked by Blair