Key Lime Delights

Indiana State Fair 2013 Best Cookie

Share This Recipe

Key Lime Delights 1

These Key Lime Delights are absolutely delight-ful! If you love citrus as much as we do, this best cookie recipe is for you!

Key Lime Delights Closeup

The citrus flavor pops when you bite into them, making them distinct and memorable.

Best Cookie Winner

Key lime delights are a blue ribbon winning creation from the 2013 Indiana State Fair, created by entrant and home baker Rebecca Burgardt.

Best Cookie Contest Winner

In the cookie dough itself, there is butter, of course, along with cream cheese, and both grated key lime peel and fresh key lime juice, among other ingredients. The cream cheese combined with the butter gives the cookie a richness you will love. A touch of green food coloring gives a hint of the cookie’s citrus flavor.

The powdered sugar topping adds another element of richness and color to these award-winning key lime delights. The topping features finely chopped dried pineapple and mango, as well as more juice and lime peel. The topping’s viscosity can be thick and frosting-like. However, you could add extra fresh key lime juice to thin it out to your preferred consistency.

Key Lime Delights 1

During our recipe run through in the kitchen, we absolutely fell in LOVE with these cookies. You’re sure to flip over them too. Big citrus fan? Do a search for “citrus” on our main blog page and find a treasure trove of citrus sweet treats.




Key Lime Delights

1 cup butter, softened

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon grated key lime peel

1 1/2 tablespoons key lime juice

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Green food coloring, few drops



1/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

3 teaspoons key lime juice

1 teaspoon grated key lime peel

1/4 cup dried pineapple, chopped fine

1/4 cup dried mango, chopped fine

Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Blend in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough into teaspoon-size balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. With finger, make an indention in the middle of the ball. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light brown on edges. Cool completely. For the filling, beat butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar, key lime juice, and key lime peel; beat until smooth. Stir in dried pineapple and mango. Place filling inside of indention on each cookie.

Share This Recipe

Share This Recipe

Join The Community

Sign up for first access to new recipes, upcoming events, and other foodie news.

Sign Up Today