Chocolate Dipped Lime Cookies

Quick look

  • prep 25+    cook 8-10
  • Yield 30 cookies


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • Grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pistachios

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter two cookie sheets. Sift the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder into a medium bowl. Beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until creamy. Add the egg yolk, lime zest and lime juice, and vanilla, beating until just blended. Mix in the dry ingredients. Beat the egg white and salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Use a large rubber spatula to fold the beaten white into the lime mixture.

  • 2

    Fit a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch plain tip. Fill the pastry bag, twist the opening tightly closed, and squeeze out 2-inch lines, spacing 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until just golden, rotating the sheets halfway through for even baking.

  • 3

    Cool on the sheets until the cookies firm slightly. Transfer to racks to cool. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over barely simmering water. Dip the cookies halfway in the chocolate, sprinkle with the pistachios, and let stand on the parchment paper for 30 minutes until set. Yield: 30 cookies.

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.