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Lime Spritz Cookies

The refreshing citrus flavor in these pressed cookies comes from lime gelatin. They're easy, festive and delightfully different— always a big hit at potlucks and luncheons.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    14 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Red and green colored sugar, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough into desired shapes 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 64 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • loliveto1
    Dec 22, 2020

    The dough was too stiff breaking my press. I’ve made a lot of spritz cookie recipes thought I would try this one and it was a total fail.

  • ElizabethRay
    Feb 4, 2013

    No comment left

  • shawninger
    Nov 28, 2012

    EASY and good

  • tessfull
    Dec 15, 2011

    I make these every year... and everyone loves them. The little bit of lime is a hit. Sad these get such bad ratings - I've made them over and over and have never had problems with the dough.

  • PAWH
    Dec 27, 2010

    I did like the flavor of these cookies, but had a hard time mixing them. I usually have no trouble with my cookie press, but this dough was more than it could handle. I finally had to make them into balls and press with a cookie stamp.

  • QueenoftheSloths
    Dec 5, 2010

    Dough did not come together properly, too stiff to go through cookie press, and when I patted it out in a pan and baked it, it had no flavor except butter.

  • ctskrs
    Feb 10, 2010

    These are great -- I made them with raspberry gelatin in the shape of hearts for Valentines - went over great.

  • 1234rich
    Nov 30, 2009

    I do not have a cookie press but I decided to try these cookies anyway. Maybe that was my mistake as I did not care for these cookies. Will take some to our pot luck and see if others enjoy them. Probably will not make again.

  • cinna66
    Nov 15, 2009

    My 10 year old daughter helped me make these today. WOW! Yummy flavor!!! Easy dough to work with. I am wondering if other jello flavors will work just as well? Can't wait to try that idea out. LOVE THESE COOKIES!!!