Graham Cracker Lime Shortbread Cookies

The Floured Countertop
by The Floured Countertop
12 Cookies
50 min

So, I love the flavor of Lime. That’s no secret. I think my love affair with the green citrus started when I made Key Lime Pie when I was young- maybe 8 or 9. Pretty sure the crust was pre-made, and the filling was some shortcut that consisted of a Jello mix, but it was such a beautiful light green, and sweet, and tart and crunchy… man I was proud of that thing! I think about that pie a lot, and how I can capture those flavors in a different format. I’ve posted about my Coconut Lime Bars before, bit here’s my take on it in cookie form. Shortbread cookies, to be more specific.

These little beauties will just melt in your mouth. I love all the subtle flavors and the dance they do all together- the familiar flavor of Graham crackers, ground right into the dough, the sweetness from the White Chocolate, and then that flavor of lime at the end. Not enough to make you pucker from the tartness, but just enough for you to think ‘Oh hey! There’s lime in here!’.

So yeah, they’re pretty darn delicious, and the perfect bright flavor for a summer dessert. Let me know how you like these by commenting below, or tagging me @theflouredcountertop on Instagram. Happy baking, friends!

Graham Cracker Lime Shortbread Cookies
Recipe details
  • 12  Cookies
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 5 Graham Crackers
  • Zest of one Lime
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter (Softened to room temperature)
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips (melted)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Preheat your oven to 325°. In a food processor or high-powered blender, add the 5 Graham Crackers and blend until the crumbs are very fine. When you've processed them to as small as they can be, use a sifter and reserve 1/4 cup of the finest crumbs. Set aside the other crumbs as well.
Now add the zest of one Lime and 1/2 cup of sugar into your food processor. Process for about 2 minutes to help the lime zest to release their oils into the sugar.
Then add the 1/2 cup of softened butter and 1 Tbsp of Lime Juice to the food processor and mix until fluffy- at least 3-4 minutes.
Add in the 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of the finely crushed Graham Cracker crumbs, and 1/2 tsp Salt. Process until it comes together. If it's crumbly, don't worry- just put it out on a lightly floured countertop and knead it until it comes together in one cohesive ball.
Roll it out until it's about 1/4 inch thick- you'll probably have to use more flour for dusting as you do this. Cut out your desired cookie size and shape (although I would avoid making the cookies in bigger than about 2 inches around to make sure the delicate dough transfers well), and place onto a lightly greased sheet pan.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, then let them cool for another 15 minutes before moving them onto a rack. Once completely cooled, melt 1 cups of white chocolate Chips, and dip half of the cookie in it- scraping off any excess white chocolate. 
If desired, decorate with the extra Graham Crackers crumbs, with Sprinkles, or mix in some food coloring to whatever you have left of the White Chocolate and drizzle on top. Let the chocolate dry completely before eating. Store the leftovers in a cool place in an air-tight container. Enjoy!
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  • Roseinfl Roseinfl on Jul 24, 2021

    why wouldn't you use the boxed graham crackers already ground? How much of this would be needed?

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    • Mary Kay Gaffney Mary Kay Gaffney on Jul 28, 2021

      A bix of regular Graham Crackers is cheaper than pre crushed, stays fresh longer, also its more versatile. Bonus, crushing the graham crackers by hand is a great stress reducer.

  • Aimee Aimee on Jul 26, 2021

    Yum! I love lime desserts.