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lemon-lime cornbread cookies


Ever had cornbread cookies before?   


Me neither… I’m a cornbread cookie virgin. This was my initiation into the cornbread cookie world.

Are you wondering what cornbread cookies taste like?

Think the texture of cornbread, but buttery and crispy. Think good!

No never mind… think Grrrrreat!

These cookies have a sweet lemoney flavor with a tart lime glaze. Kinda makes you pucker up a bit… but in a good way.


Here’s everything you need for lemon-lime cornbread cookies…. except I forgot the egg… So mentally pretend there’s an egg in the picture. 😉


First you want to cream the butter and sugar together. Once its light and fluffy, add in the lemon extract and egg. Continue to beat until nice and creamy.

In a separate bowl, combine your cornmeal, whole wheat pastry flour, salt, and baking powder.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix just until combined.

Drop cookie dough by the spoonful onto cookie sheet.

While the cookies are baking you want to make the tart lime glaze….

Zest one lime… and then juice it…


Add the zest and lime juice to 1/2 cup powdered sugar and whisk until nice and smooth…. Drizzle on top of cooled cookies and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from All Recipes

  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • zest of one lime
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With a mixer, cream butter and sugar for about 4 minutes. Add lemon extract and egg. Mix until creamy. In a separate bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combine. Drop by rounded spoonful onto baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on cooling rack. While cookies are cooling, make glaze.

Combine powdered sugar, lime zest, and lime juice. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze onto center and cookie. Enjoy after glaze has set.


These cookies would be perfect with afternoon tea… if you don’t drink tea thats okay. I don’t drink tea, nor do I have people over for tea, but I imagine it’d be great with them.

I ate these with my coffee… it was delicious 🙂

23 Responses

  1. Michele @ Healthy Cultivations said on November 12, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Oh my goodness! I never considered a cornbread cookie… and lemon and lime too no less. Very interesting.

  2. Kasey said on November 12, 2010 at 7:55 am

    I’ve never had cornbread cookies! Sounds delicious.

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on November 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

    it’s all about the sweet tart for me…these sounds amazing!

  4. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on November 12, 2010 at 8:15 am

    A. I love cornbread. B. I love everything with lots of citrus.

    These sound amazing!

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet said on November 12, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I’ve never had a cornbread cookie either, but I love cornbread, lemon and lime. Seems like I’d love these!

  6. Apicius' Apprentice said on November 12, 2010 at 8:20 am

    That’s a really cool idea! I’m not a big “sweets” person, but I think this is right up my alley. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on November 12, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Nope never had them, but I am totally making them for the boys! Tony would love them and I think I can make them gluten free pretty easily! Have a great day Estela!

  8. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry said on November 12, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Cornbread in a cookie? Never tried it, but I’m always up for something new. The way you describe the sweetness, makes the back of my jaw twinge just a little like eating a sour patch kids candy. {I like that just so you know} 🙂

  9. Maria said on November 12, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I love lime treats, I can’t wait to try these cookies!

  10. Lori @ RecipeGirl said on November 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    These look delicious. I love the texture of cornmeal in cookies and cakes. And there is something about lime that is irresistible!

  11. Heather @ Side of Sneakers said on November 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I’ve never heard of cornbread cookies but these sound amazing- and your beautiful pictures definitely make me want to try them!

  12. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on November 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

    My mother-in-law makes a delicious lime and white chocolate chip cookie kind of like this. Very tasty!

  13. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on November 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Never heard of cornbread cookies!
    They kind of remind me of these lime cookies I made last christmas – and literally zested my hands so many times!!!

  14. Ameena said on November 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Anything with 3/4 cup of butter sounds like a winner in my book!

  15. lynn @ the actors diet said on November 13, 2010 at 1:02 am

    cornbread in cookie form – you genius!

  16. Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun said on November 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Sounds like quite an interesting flavor combo!

  17. kathleen said on November 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Oh man these look really yummy. I’m a cornbread cookie virgin too!

  18. sophia said on November 13, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    ohmigod ohmigod!! I MUST make these! I’m obsessed with cornbread….and in cookie form? that’s fantastic. I dont’ have lemon extract….but I suppose I can just use more lemon zest?

  19. Carissa said on November 14, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I love cornbread. I guess I need to think outside the box.. I’ve only ever had it with gumbo or chili-type stews. These little tea party cookies look scrumptious! 🙂

  20. Karen said on November 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Mmmm…these sound yummy! Love the lime zest on top. 🙂

  21. megan @ whatmegansmaking said on November 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    They’re so cute, and very unique! I love lime cookies

  22. The Candid RD said on November 15, 2010 at 6:40 am

    YUM!! These sound great! I’m sure I could use oat bran or brown rice flour instead of the WW flour, and these would be gone in seconds. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on November 15, 2010 at 7:23 am

    You can a 10 for originality! Oh how I wish we were neighbors!