Take a simple lime cookie, add a sprinkle of salt, and you’ve got these fantastic Sea Salt Lime Cookies. A sweet and salty dessert dream!
These Sea Salt Lime Cookies are simple, buttery cookies with lots of lime juice and zest for a lovely citrus taste. If you love citrus flavors, then these will be right up your alley. But top them off with a little sea salt, and you’ve got something extra special. It’s like a margarita in cookie form minus the tequila!
I have to say that when I first made these cookies, I expected to like them a lot. What I didn’t anticipate was how very much I would adore them. I’m so enamored with this particular combination of sweet and salty that I just can’t get enough of them!
Most cookie doughs will benefit from a little chilling time. However, I find that this cookie dough works better if it’s not chilled. It’s easier to handle and portion at room temperature without resulting in much difference in how much they spread.
When you’re ready to portion the dough and place on the baking pan, I recommend using a scoop to portion the dough and then flatten the cookies. They will spread as they bake, so be sure to leave plenty of room between them on the pans.
All it takes is just a little sprinkle of sea salt on these cookies to give them that wonderful salty bite. Any coarse salt will do, but I like to use a large flake sea salt like Maldon for these cookies.
If you like crispy cookies, add a couple of minutes to the baking time. I’ve baked them both soft and crispy, and my preference is soft or maybe about halfway to crispy. That gives you that little bit of crispy outside yet still soft on the inside. But crispy is really good, too, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t really like crispy cookies.
If you’re a sweet and salty fan, then I urge you to bake a batch of these fabulous Sea Salt Lime Cookies. I hope you’ll find the sweet, tart lime plus a little salt to be as irresistible as I do!
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16 Comments on “Sea Salt Lime Cookies”
These cookies look like they have such an amazing texture! I also love the combination of lime and sea salt – sounds divine and addictive!
I just scoured my pantry/fridge to make sure I could make these. Going to make them tonight! Thanks for sharing – salt and lime is a must in our home!
Was quite disappointed in these. They did not turn out. I’ll blame it on user error although I followed the recipe. Oh well I ate them anyway- I’m no quitter.
Update: It WAS user error. After trying them again today with the CORRECT amount of butter 🙄🙄🙄…they were smashing! Great recipe- works best if you wear your glasses whilst baking 😬
Yes, that would make a difference. 😉 I’m glad you liked them!
Rach, you may never see this as we are now in 2023, (I just received the email with the recipe today) but I love that you came back and let everyone know the cookies had been a disappointment because of an issue on your part. Not many people would do that. Thanks for your refreshing honesty. I wish you love, peace, and joy. ☮️💟🦩
So what is the correct amount of butter? I would like to make them.
Hi, Nancy. The butter listed in the recipe is correct.
hi, can we replace eggs with something else?
Hello! I don’t have much experience with egg substitutes, so I can’t offer much guidance with any certainty. There are several things that are often substituted for eggs in baking, like applesauce and ground flax. And there are, of course, commercial egg substitutes. If you don’t have a substitute you like to use in baking, I’d suggest doing a quick search for egg substitutes in baking and see what your options are. Good luck!
These turned out amazing, followed the directions exactly. Very subtle lime flavor.
I’m glad you liked them, Emmie!
Any suggestion on what to flatten the dough with? It’s a sticky dough, and sticks to a glass bottom or anything else I tried. I ended up using my fingers (which it still stuck to).
Hi, Betty. I don’t find this dough particularly sticky, but you can try wrapping the bottom of a glass with plastic wrap for flattening sticky doughs.
These came out perfect, exactly as written — Thank you!
I’m glad to hear it, Karen!