Key West Snowball Cookies

What better way to bring the taste of the Keys up north during the Holiday Season? With these meltaway lime snowball cookies, you can temporarily trick your taste buds!



2/3 c. unsalted, softened butter

2/3 c. powdered sugar 

zest and juice of 2 limes

1 tsp. vanilla 

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 tbsp. cornstarch 

2/3 c. powdered sugar for dusting 

Sugar sprinkles 


  • Heat convection oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and cornstarch and mix thoroughly. 
  • In a KitchenAid standing mixer, combine powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla until mixed and golden. Add in lime juice and lime zest and mix thoroughly. 
  • Once wet ingredients are combined, add in the dry mixture in two batches. Scrap down edges as needed.
  • Once the dough is formed, make mini “snowballs.” Dust with powdered sugar and sugar sprinkles until covered. If you have time, let these chill for 1-2 hours. If you don’t, that’s okay, too; you will have a slightly different consistency. 
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until edges start to golden. 
  • Remove and let cool to room temperature. 
  • Dust with more powdered sugar. 
  • Enjoy!
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