Shortbread Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

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These Shortbread Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting are delightful. The cookies just melt in your mouth, and the frosting is out of this world!

Butter Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting. A must try cookie recipe!

Lately I have been obsessed with shortbread cookies. First up they are cute and round and little. But most importantly they are tender and buttery and just so GOOD! Especially with amazing frosting. You gotta have some epic frosting to make a really great butter cookie. The stuff in the can will not do.

Shortbread Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting. A perfect spring cookie recipe!
This lime cream cheese frosting is one of my favorites to date. It is tart and sweet, and the lime adds such a fresh flavor. You will not be able to resist eating a spoonful. Unless you have willpower of steel. Which clearly I do not.

Recipe for melt in your mouth shortbread cookies with lime cream cheese frosting. These cookies are heavenly!!

These are a perfect cookie for spring. Citrus and happy warm weather just go together!

Yield: 3 dozen

Shortbread Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Shortbread Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • dash salt
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  • Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 Tbsp soft butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • dash salt
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups powdered sugar


  • Beat butter and powdered sugar till creamy. Stir in flour, cornstarch, and salt till well combined.
  • Roll dough out into two logs that are 1" in diameter. (Chill dough for a few minutes if it is too sticky.)
  • Wrap logs in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours, or up to three days.
  • To bake cookies, cut slices about 1/4" thick and place on un-greased cookie sheets. (I line mine with silpat mats.) Bake at 350° for about 9 minutes or till edges just start to brown. Cool completely on cooling racks.

  • Frosting: Beat butter, cream cheese, and salt till smooth and creamy. Add lime zest and enough powdered sugar to make a spreadable frosting. Spread frosting on the tops of the cookies.


    Recipe for lime shortbread cookies. A perfect spring cookie that will leave you begging for seconds!

    More fabulous recipes featuring limes:

    Easiest Ever Key Lime Pie
    Lime Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
    Lime Coconut White Chocolate Cookies
    White Chocolate Lime Scones


    1. I just made these. I didn’t have any limes lying around but I have a nice nifty bottle of True Lime. I highly recommend anybody buy this. Aside from making a lot-yay-I don’t think you needed to add any butter. I didn’t use a lot of powdered sugar either. I’m letting them cool as we speak so I now have key lime shortbread cookies thanks to you!

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    4. I will be making these ASAP! They look so easy and delicious!

    5. Hmmm I’m loving lime-anything! They look so good and must taste delicious!

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