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  • Writer's picturePhyllis H. Moore

Bed & Breakfast Lime Cookies

Updated: Aug 23, 2020

Once upon a time, we had a bed and breakfast. It was an adventure for seven years. I thought I could fix up an old house, decorate the rooms and enjoy the quiet. However, people actually wanted to stay and they expected breakfast.

I really enjoyed it, but it was confining if you wanted to travel, so we eventually sold it. I made friends from all over the world that I still stay in touch with. My favorite people were the petroleum landmen, but they were all women. They were weekly regulars, arriving on Monday and leaving on Thursday. Then I could get the rooms ready for the weekend history buffs who showed up on Friday and left on Sunday.

I had a signature cookie, always available in the common area. It's a refrigerator cookie, always handy to pull out and bake when you need a little something. The shape in the picture is never what mine looked like because they were rolled in a log and cut in slices, but they were still melt in your mouth and tangy.

So, wouldn't you know this is one of Meg Miller's favorite recipes for a great summer cookie.

Hope you enjoy:

3/4 c. Butter, softened

1/4 c. Sugar

1/4 c. Powdered sugar

2 T. Lime zest

2 T. Lime juice

1/4 t. Salt

1 1/2 c. Flour

Combine ingredients and roll into two logs. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate at least one hour. Cut in 1/4" slices and bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes. Do not over bake. They shouldn't brown.

Lime Glaze: 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 5 T. of lime juice and 1 t. lime zest. (I like more zest). Combine in a glass measuring cup and stir until the icing is smooth with no lumps. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

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Judy Gilley
Aug 21, 2020 glad you published this recipe! One of my favorites from your kitchen! Jude


Aug 20, 2020

I and my colleagues (a/k/a sister and daughter) were some of those land-women. Our time with y'all are some of our best memories! You meet the best people when your work is in small Texas towns...


Aug 20, 2020

Yesssss!!! Those cookies are my favorite, but they always taste better when YOU make them and stack them all pretty on a pedestal under your crystal pie cover!

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