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Pecan and Lime Sugar Cookies

For a fabulous treat, add these delicious soft and chewy Pecan and Lime Sugar Cookies to your baking list!
Course Dessert/ snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 65kcal
Author Adapted from Food and Drink magazine


  • 1 large lime
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1-½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup toasted pecans coarsely chopped


  • Position a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 350°F.
  • Line two sheet pans with non stick baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Zest lime; squeeze 3 to 4 tbsp lime juice, set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each egg is incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla, zest and juice of the lime; beat until lightened.
  • Stir in the flour mixture along with the pecans.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and drop 2 inches apart on lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly golden.
  • Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer them onto cooling racks to cool completely.


Cookies can be kept at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. They can also be frozen, just wrap them up well and store them in an airtight container. Remove the cookies from the freezer a few hours before serving them.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1.1% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 1.8%