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Thursday 19 January 2012

Spring Lime Tea Cookies

Everyday right after my lunch, I usually would like to have a cup of English Tea and that would make my afternoon complete.  So today,  I was thinking to bake something light to munch to go with my tea.

I always been curious how would this lime would taste in cookies.  This Spring Lime Tea Cookies to me, I would say more like little cakes because it is soft inside.  So this little thing would suit my dad the most!!

This recipe is adapted from


  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 80 ml milk
  • 115g butter, softened
  • 150g white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 220g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 50g white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 175C. Combine the 2 teaspoons of lime juice with the milk, let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the lime zest and milk mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, blend into the creamed mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the glaze, stir together the remaining lime juice and sugar. Brush onto cooled cookies.

As this cookies are the soft cakes type, I feel it is best to consume on the same day.