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Inspiring Spring Lime Tea Cookies Recipe

Inspiring Spring Lime Tea Cookies Recipe

As soon as these spring time lime tea cookies come out of the oven I am transported to the promise of a new beginning.

This tea cookies recipe was my aunt’s go to treat whenever I was having a bad day. I remember one particular time where some girls were being mean to me at school and I stopped by my aunt’s bakers feeling completely deflated.

She whipped together these cookies, poured us a cup of green chamomile tea and we talked until dinner time.

There is just something about these cookies that puts a smile on my face no matter how things in life are going.

I enjoy carrying on the tradition with my own children and talking about life over some tea and cookies.

This recipe is so easy and the cookies are buttery and delicious making them ideal for a get together or even a family dessert.

Prep is quick and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.

How To Make Spring Lime Tea Cookies

lime zest and lime slice

Spring Lime Tea Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. Lemon Zest
  • 2 tsp. Lime Juice
  • 1/3 Cup 2% Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Stick of Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 Tbs. Lime Juice For Glaze
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar For Glaze

To start out preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then combine your 2 tsp. lime juice with milk.

Let it stand for five minutes before moving on.

In mixing bowl, blend 3/4 cup sugar with butter until light and fluffy. Now blend your egg in the mixture.

Add your lemon zest and blend.

Add in your flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix until creamy.

Line your large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place rounded heaping spoonful of cookie dough on parchment paper with two inches of space between.

Bake eight to ten minutes. Lime Tea Cookies are done when the edges are lightly browned.

Remove and place on cooling rack. Completely cool before glazing.

To make your cookie glaze, take your remaining sugar and lime juice and stir until combined.

Brush on to cooled cookies.

These cookies are so delicious as is but you can also add cranberries, raisins or even crushed nuts to the glaze for an added pop.

Be sure to completely cool your cookies before glazing. You can serve them after glazing or seal them for later.

glazed spring lime tea cookies

Spring Lime Tea Cookies

Refreshing Cookies Perfect For Dessert or Tea
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 5
Calories 100 kcal


  • Mixer
  • Bowls
  • Large Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper



  • 2 tsp. Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Zest
  • Cup Milk
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Baking Soda


  • 2 Tbs. Lime Juice
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine lime juice and milk and set aside for five minutes.
  • Combine sugar and butter. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Beat egg into mixture.
  • Add in lemon zest and milk and mix.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until creamy consistency.
  • Two inches apart, scoop heaping spoonful of cookie dough and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for eight to ten minutes. Cookies are done one edges are light brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool tea cookies on rack completely.

Sugar Glaze

  • Mix together sugar and lime juice.
  • Brush glaze onto cooled cookies.


Calories: 100kcal
Keyword Cookies, Lime, Spring, Steak
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These springtime lime tea cookies are the perfect backdrop to great conversations and even better feelings. They taste so buttery and the lime just transports you to that refreshing spring feeling.

They are quick to make and they require simple ingredients making it a great cookie to make last minute. I serve these to friends and my family. They always are a hit and I love the memories they help me create.

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