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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, Dessert/ snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pecan and Lime Sugar Cookies
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: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg