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Lime Thumbprint Cookies with White Chocolate Glaze flatlay

Lime Thumbprint Cookies

These Lime Thumbprint Cookies are delicious, soft, and chewy! Put them in a beautiful box and gift them to a friend, or serve them for tea time!
Course Dessert
Cuisine cookies
Keyword cookies, lime, thumbprint, whitechocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 250 kcal


Thumbprint Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Zest of 1 lime

Lime Filling

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup lime juice about 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime


  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips melted and slightly cooled


Thumbprint Cookie Dough

  1. Cream butter in the bowl of a stand mixer, at medium speed for about 1 minute. Add sugar and keep creaming for another minute or two, until mixture is very fluffy and lightened in color.
  2. Add vanilla. Mix for 30 seconds on low.
  3. Add flour, salt, and lime zest.
  4. Mix for 30 seconds on low.
  5. Finish mixing with a spatula if not all flour has been incorporated yet.
  6. Remember you don’t want to overmix your cookie dough once you add the flour in. Mix it until ingredients are just incorporated.
  7. Shape dough like a disk. Transfer to a zip loc bag, or wrap it in plastic wrap.
  8. Refrigerate dough for 30 min-1 hour.
  9. You want the dough to have chilled a little bit, but not completely. If you do let the dough chill completely for a few hours or overnight, then take it out of the fridge at least 1 hour before you want to shape your cookies.
  10. After resting the dough for 30-60 min, remove it from the refrigerator. You want the dough to be still soft, and just slightly chilled. If dough is hardened, then let it sit on top of the counter for a few minutes before proceeding.
  11. Grab your cookie scoop, tablespoon sized. Scoop balls and roll them between your hands to smooth them out. That’s why the dough needs to be soft, because if it’s too hard, you won’t be able to form perfect balls.
  12. Place balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart.
  13. Now, use the back of a 1/2 teaspoon to create an indentation on top of each cookie dough ball.
  14. You might have to coat the back of the 1/2 teaspoon in flour before pressing it down on top of the cookie dough, because it might start sticking.
  15. If you want, you can use your thumbs, by all means, the cookie is called THUMBprint anyway. However, I like how the 1/2 teaspoon does such a good job at creating a perfectly round indentation.
  16. Scoop some of the lime filling on top of cookies.
  17. Stick baking sheets in the freezer for 15 minutes each before baking.
  18. Pre-heat the oven to 350F while cookies chill.
  19. Bake cold cookies for 10-12 minutes, when they start to get brown around the edges and slightly golden all over.
  20. Remove from the oven. Let it cool. Melt white chocolate and let it cool for 5 minutes if they are too hot.
  21. Place white chocolate in a small piping bag. Cut a small hole on the end of the bag.
  22. Drizzle over chocolate and let it set.
  23. Store cookies in an air tight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.
  24. You can leave it at room temperature if it’s going to be enjoyed within a few hours.
  25. They are really delicious when they are very fresh and soft.

Lime Filling

  1. To make the lime filling, simply mix all ingredients together. Keep filling covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  2. You will probably have more filling than what you need for these cookies. You may freeze the leftovers, or bake it in tart shells, or make more cookies, of course! You will fall in love with these cookies!

Recipe Notes

Not only can you freeze the Lime Filling, you can also freeze the cookie dough in case you don’t want to bake all the cookies at once. Dough will keep well in the freezer for up to 2 months, as long as it’s nicely packaged. To use out of the freezer, simply let it thaw on the fridge overnight, or on top of the counter for a couple hours.

Nutrition Facts
Lime Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.