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Key Lime Sugar Cookies (Vegan)

These sugar cookies are soft, buttery, and deliciously flavored with fresh key limes. Making these cookies is very easy, with all the ingredients going in one bowl.

What are Key limes?

Key limes are a lot smaller than regular limes and turn yellow when ripe. Key limes are more acidic than traditional limes and provide a great flavor in sweet desserts. The acidity balances super well with sweet treats.

How do I make Key Lime Sugar Cookies?

First up, grab a large bowl. Add a stick of softened vegan butter, sugar, lime zest & juice, and beat to combine. Next, add 1 egg replacer and mix. Lastly, add baking soda and flour and combine until a dough forms. The next step is chilling the dough for 30 minutes to an hour. I know this isn't fun but simply go watch your favorite show, do some work, or just hang around until the dough is nice and chilled.

The dough will then be scooped out into balls and rolled in sugar. Bake in a 350° F oven for 12 minutes. The cookies just need to be set around the edges as they will continue baking once out of the oven. Too long in the oven and the cookies will get hard. Wait for the cookies to cool and dig in!

Key Lime Sugar Cookies


  • 1 stick softened vegan butter (8 tbsp)

  • 1/2 cup cane sugar

  • 2 tbsp key lime juice (fresh or from a bottle)

  • 1 tbsp key lime zest

  • dash of vanilla extract

  • 1 egg replacer (I use Bob's Red Mill)

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • dash plant milk (if needed)


  1. in a large bowl beat the butter, sugar, key lime juice, key lime zest, and vanilla together

  2. add in the egg replacer and combine

  3. slowly add in the flour and baking soda until completely incorporated and a dough forms

  4. chill dough in fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour

  5. preheat oven to 350° F

  6. roll dough into balls and then roll the balls into sugar

  7. place dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet

  8. bake for 11-12 minutes

  9. let cool before eating

If you have any questions or need assistance feel free to DM me on Instagram @_madebymal_ or leave a comment down below. I also have a great vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe if that's of interest! Thank you for checking out my blog I appreciate it so much!