These are outrageously good. This recipe originally comes from the Rebar cookbook. I’ve made my usual changes.

Lime Pumpkin Seed Sugar Cookies

Lime Pumpkin Seed Cookies

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 3/4 cups Unbleached Flour
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350′
  2. Cream sugar, butter, oil, and zest together until light and fluffy. Add egg and lime juice and beat to incorporate.
  3. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add to wet and mix together well.
  4. Make balls with batter and slightly flatten on a cookie sheet. Leave enough room for cookies to spread a bit on sheet.
  5. Either leave plain, sprinkle with sugar before baking or make lime or lemon icing for when the cookies are cool.
  6. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges and bottom golden.

Lime Icing

  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lime Zest (or lemon)
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp water
  1. Whisk or beat to combine all in small bowl until smooth. If too thick, add a little more juice or water.
  2. Dip cookies in or spoon on top of cookies after they are cool. If they are too warm the icing won’t stay on them.

4 Responses to Lime Pumpkin Seed Sugar Cookies

  1. ella says:

    yay! at last! :)))))

  2. paxye says:

    oh… my….

    those look so good!!!! would they stand up to the mail?

    or of course I could just make them…

  3. I think I’ve seen these on your site a few times now and every time I recognize them because they’re sister L’s favourite – or at the very least, high on the list. She’s never made ones that fit our diet and lime and pumpkin together don’t really excite me but with icing I might just be convinced!

    I’m very familiar with the lemon version of the icing from my mom’s apple turnover. That should be in the holiday treats section of my book if you want to try it.

  4. paxye says:

    I made these last night…

    OMG they were good….

    I doubled the recipe, added another lime (and its zest) and I added some cardamom….

    no icing… just a bit of sugar….


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