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Tangy Lime Creams

Tangy Lime Creams

Thumbprint cookies are filled with a luscious lime cream filling.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 45 min
Total Time



2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

1/3 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest

1 drop green food color, if desired


1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all filling ingredients except food color in 2-quart saucepan; mix well. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat. Stir in food color, if desired. Set aside to cool.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine butter, 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, 1-2 minutes or until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed 2-3 minutes or until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or back of teaspoon. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon filling into each cookie indentation.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 12-15 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool 1 minute on baking sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle tops with powdered sugar.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

80 Calories
4 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
55 Sodium (mg)
10 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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