Soft Batch Basil Lime Sugar Cookies

A lime sugar cookie recipe with an herbaceous twist! You won't be able to stop eating these easy basil and lime cookies. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword basil lime sugar cookies, soft batch sugar cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 141 kcal
Author betsy


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest from one lime
  • 3 tbsp very finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line the cookie sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer (or hand-held mixer) cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the egg, vanilla, zest, and basil. Mix together until fully combined.
  4. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then mix into the butter mixture until combined.
  5. Scoop cookie dough using a 2" cookie scoop. Place dough balls about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets.

  6. Bake 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies/oven.
  7. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes
Nutrition Facts
Soft Batch Basil Lime Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.