Key Lime Pie Cookies

5 from 14 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total: 29 minutes

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These key lime pie cookies are not just easy to make, they’re also unique, flavorful, and fun! These key lime pie cookies are fresh and bright, perfect for any occasion.

Key Lime Pie Cookies sprinkled with lime zest.

This key lime pie cookies recipe has a bright zest of lime and the sweetness you will love in this cookie. The cake mix makes for a tasty cookie that is chewy and soft! There is just something so wonderful and tropical about these cookies that are great to serve at your next pool party or anytime for your family.


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What We Love About This Key Lime Cookies Recipe

This recipe for key lime pie cake mix cookies takes a lot of the stress out of baking. It’s an easy recipe that even little ones can help with. For those of you who need a quick recipe for a dessert to share, key lime pie cookies are the answer.

  • 30 Minutes: Make these cookies any time because they are so easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Fun to make with the kids, or for the kids.

Ingredient Notes for Key Lime Cookies Recipe

  • Cake mix: 1 box of a golden cake mix
  • Eggs: Two Large Eggs
  • Oil: A neutral oil
  • Lime juice: Fresh is best, plus you will need the zest as well.
Key Lime Cookies sprinkled with lime zest.

Equipment Needed for Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

How to Make the Key Lime Pie Cookies

These are the basic steps for making key lime cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees and then line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix ingredients together until combined.

STEP 2: ROLL

Then, roll into 1.5 inch balls and bake for around 9 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

STEP 3: ICING

Lastly, mix the icing and drizzle it over the cookies. Sprinkle with the lime zest.

Key Lime Pie Cookies sprinkled with lime zest.

Prep and Storage Tips for Cake Mix Cookies Duncan Hines

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Once you make the batter for the cookies, you can store it in the refrigerator for several hours before baking, or freeze the batter in dough balls for later.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Cookies can be stored at room temperature for two weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze for up to two months in the freezer, well wrapped or in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions for Key Lime Pie Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Really it is easy. Try using a sugar free cake mix or a gluten free mix. A powdered sugar substitute can also be used.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE LIME FOR KEY LIMES?

Indeed you can use normal limes; however the key lime definitely has a unique taste, therefore try using them if possible, or even packaged key lime juice.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can adjust the recipe below to make more of these delicious key lime pie cookies.

ARE THEY ANY SECRETS TO BAKING GREAT COOKIES?

Sure, one of the most important things to know is the temperature of your oven. It really is important to make sure the temperature cooks evenly and well. Find out more tips.

Key Lime Cookies sprinkled with lime zest.

Expert Tips for Making This Key Lime Pie Cookies Recipe

  • Add Powdered Sugar: The cookies do not have to be iced, you can just dust them with powdered sugar.
  • Nuts: Walnuts or even pistachios can be added to the cookies.
  • Variation tip: Food coloring could be added to make the key lime pie cookies a fun color.

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Key Lime Pie Cookies

5 from 14 votes
These key lime pie cookies are not just easy to make, they’re also unique, flavorful, and fun! These key lime pie cookies are fresh and bright, perfect for any occasion.
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Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • cake mix 1 box of golden cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice
  • ½ cup icing sugar powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 lime zested

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the cookie ingredients together until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Roll into 1.5 inch balls.
  • Place onto a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until there are cracks on the top of cookies.
  • Let cool on baking tray for 10 minutes.
  • Mix together the lime juice, sugar and milk until well combined.
  • Drizzle icing over cookies and sprinkle with zested lime

Expert Tips

  • Add Powdered Sugar: The cookies do not have to be iced, you can just dust them with powdered sugar.
  • Nuts: Walnuts or even pistachios can be added to the cookies.
  • Variation tip: Food coloring could be added to make the key lime pie cookies a fun color.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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