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Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Here’s something a little different for your platter of Christmas sweets. Cornmeal gives these light cookies crunch, and the tart lime glaze tops them off perfectly.—Wendy Rusch, Fall Creek, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    8 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • Holiday sprinkles


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, lime juice and zest. Combine flour and cornmeal; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into two 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Shape each roll into a square-shaped log. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap logs and cut into 3/8-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 11-14 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar and lime juice; spread over cookies. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set.
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  • 114k
    Dec 23, 2020

    I love these cookies. A freshing change from everything thing else on the cookie plate. They're not too sweet and the lime flavor just pops when you bite into one. A keeper for sure.

  • doloresgiera
    Mar 26, 2017

    Tasty cookie! I didn't put lime juice in glaze, but it still had a great taste. Cookie good anytime, not just at Christmas!

  • heatherirene
    Dec 20, 2012

    I subbed in lemon juice and lemon zest for the lime and these were absolutely delicious. I made them for Thanksgiving day, but my family liked them so much they kept eating them before the holiday!