Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min./batch


8 dozen

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
Here’s something a little different for your platter of Christmas sweets. Cornmeal gives these light cookies crunch, and the tart lime glaze tops them off perfectly.—Wendy Rusch, Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Cornmeal Lime Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • Holiday sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, lime juice and zest. Combine flour and cornmeal; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into two 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Shape each roll into a square-shaped log. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap logs and cut into 3/8-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 11-14 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Combine confectioners' sugar and lime juice; spread over cookies. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set.