Honey Lime Cookies

Honey Lime Cookies are sweet, buttery, and wonderfully chewy with lime juice and lime zest for flavor and crunchy almonds mixed in.

This easy Cookie Recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy all baked into one dessert. For equally simple, but delicious cookies try our Cake Mix Cookies and Cream Cheese Cookies next. 

Honey Lime Cookies on baking pan

When it comes to easy baked goods, you can’t go wrong with a fun cookie recipe. It’s always easy to make a big batch to bring to a bake sale or any event you need to feed a crowd. They’re also great to have around the house for people to grab for a sweet snack any the craving hits. Whether it’s Peanut Butter Cookies, Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Honey Lime Cookies, we just can’t get enough of these amazing recipes. 

These cookies have similar base ingredients to what you’d find in most classic cookie recipes, but the added lime juice, almonds, and honey add amazing flavor and texture. The hints of lime, extra sweetness, and slivered almonds make the simple buttery base even more delicious. 

These cookies are also super easy to make. Just keep in mind, that you’ll need to set aside some extra time to let the dough set. As long as you get the dough ready a couple of hours before you need to serve the cookies, it’ll have time to chill in the fridge. Then you can bake them in just 10 minutes!

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KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Honey: The honey adds a bit of extra sweetness along with the granulated sugar that is already in the recipe. It also has a more complex flavor that tastes amazing with the citrus ingredients. Plus, it brings some extra moisture to the crispy Honey Lime Cookies. 
  • Lime: For the lime flavoring, all you need is a tablespoon of grated lime zest and a teaspoon of fresh lime juice. You can always add a little more or a little less depending on your flavor preferences. Lime is quite strong, so I think the teaspoon tastes perfect. 
  • Almonds: Almonds add a nice earthy flavor and crunch to the cookies, but it’s important to use finely chopped almonds or they’ll disrupt the thin shape of the cookie too much. You can buy a bag of finely chopped almonds at the store. 

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BAKING TIPS

  • Honey Lime Cookie Dough: Add softened butter and granulated sugar to a stand mixer. Then cream butter until it’s light and fluffy. Add the honey, egg yolk, lime zest, and fresh lime juice to the mixture. Stir until just combined. Then add ½ cup all-purpose flour at a time, mixing slowly until the dry ingredients are worked into the honey lime mixture. Finish the dough by folding in the almonds. 
  • Form: Instead of dividing the mixture into dough balls, flour your hands and roll the dough into two 2″ logs. Once the dough is formed, wrap the logs separately in plastic wrap. Then refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Cooking time: Near the end of the fridge time, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use unflavored floss, or baking twine to cut the cookie dough into 1/4″ slices. Place each of them 1″ apart on the cookie sheet, then bake for 10-12 minutes. When the edges are turning golden brown, you can take the Honey Lime Cookies out. 
Honey Lime Cookies on baking pan

VARIATIONS

  • Honey lime glaze: If you want to add a topping to the Honey Lime Cookies, you can add a simple homemade honey lime glaze. Just add 4 tablespoons lime juice, 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1 tablespoon honey to a medium bowl. Then whisk all the ingredients into a simple glaze. If the honey is hard to combine with the other ingredients, you can heat it for a few seconds in the microwave to easily mix it with the honey lime sauce. Just make sure you use a heatproof bowl. 
  • Honey lemon cookies: If you prefer a simple lemon dessert, you can just exchange lemons for limes in this recipe. Replace the lime ingredients in the recipe with the same amounts of lemon juice and lemon zest to make the lemon cookies. 
  • Mix-ins: There are lots of fun ingredients you could try mixing into your Honey Lime Cookies. Different nut varieties like pecans, cashews, or walnuts would taste great. You could also add fruits like blueberries, or dried cranberries to the mix
  • Sweetener: The honey adds a lot of the flavor to this recipe, so if possible you want to leave it in. However, if you want to exchange the white sugar you can use brown sugar or coconut sugar. 
Honey Lime Cookies stack on baking pan

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HOW TO STORE

  • Serve: Let the Honey Lime Cookies cool down before you cover leftovers in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. As long as they’re tightly covered, you can leave them at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. 
  • Store: You can also transfer the cookies to an airtight container, and store them in the fridge for 1-2 months. 
  • Freeze: To freeze the cookies, put them in a sealed freezer bag. Then they’ll stay good for up to 6 months. 

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Honey Lime Cookies

Honey Lime Cookies are sweet, buttery, and wonderfully chewy with lime juice and lime zest for flavor and crunchy almonds mixed in.
Yield 16 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup almonds , finely chopped

Instructions

  • To your stand mixer add the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the honey, egg yolk, lime zest and lime juice until combined.
  • Add in the flour ½ cup at a time until just combined.
  • Fold in the almonds.
  • Roll dough into two 2" logs and wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degreees.
  • Using an unflavored floss or twine cut the cookie dough into 1/4″ thick slices.
  • Place on baking sheets 1″ apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just barely turning brown on the edges.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Honey Lime Cookies
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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