Date: March 10, 2023
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Kinda Key Lime Pie Cookies

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These are Kinda Key Lime Pie cookies because you can make them even without Key Limes. One thing they are for sure is delicious. If you ask my hubby, these are his favorite cookies I have ever made!

A couple of weeks ago my husband was craving Key Lime Pie cookies and there were not any to be found. Remembering that we had some Key Lime Pie M&M's and a bunch of limes at home I thought why not make some myself? Plus, it would do two things, give me a chance to use my Lime icing recipe and be my something green I could bring to my office St. Patrick's Day Potluck.

When I was trying to decide where I wanted to start, I went with my OG, one of my grandma's sugar cookie recipes. Then I opened up my cabinets, and grabbed some white chocolate morsels (sugar-free), graham crackers, and those M&M's! I really love this recipe, it is super easy and because it uses shortening (Crisco), so I don't have to wait for the butter to soften.

The Graham crackers are used two ways, in the batter and on top, it helps to give the texture and a little crunch in lieu of a crust. Plus, mixing the Graham crackers in the batter thickens it up and makes the cookies a little more dense and chewy.

The Lime icing is delicious, it will definitely play on your taste buds, perfectly tart and sweet at the same time. If you can find Key Limes great, if not, regular limes work perfectly! For the white chocolate chips, I do prefer a sugar-free version, Lilly's brand in these. I just feel like they are not as sweet and of course, with all the other sugar in this recipe if you can cut some out, why not!

A rack of cookies sitting on top of a counter.

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is seriously amazing! It is super easy and is also great if you are looking to get some things made ahead of time.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 110 kcal


  • Hand mixer or a stand mixer
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Cooling Rack


  • 3 cups Sifted Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 9 oz White Chocolate Chips (Sugar-free Lilly's)
  • 1 bag Key Lime Pie M&M's
  • 2 square One Fresh Pack of Grahman Crackers and one to crush to top cookies, or one package from a regular box, half to mix in and half crushed to "top" cookies.


  • Sift flour with the baking powder, soda and salt, I cut in shortening with my mixer and it has always worked out fine!
  • Beat eggs, add sugar, milk, and flavoriing, combine with dry ingrediants and mix.
  • Then add in white Chocolate Chips, M&M'S, and then add the grahman crackers and mix well.
  • Form dough into a ball or use a cookie scooper and chill dough in refridgerator. Chill for at least 30 min or over night!
  • If you did not scoop the dough, roll and cut cookies on parchment. Then bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown in a 350 degree oven.
  • Enjoy cookies or ice with Lime icing and sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top.



If you want to bump up the lime flavor, prior to juicing limes for the lime icing, zest one tablespoon of lime zest and mix the dough with the wet ingredients. 


Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 0.1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.3mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 0.001gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.05mg
Keyword Christmas, Cookie, easy, frosting, grandma recipe, grandma's cookies, sugar, sugar cookies
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