Recipe of the Month: Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups start with a mini lime sugar cookie crust that is
then filled with deliciously sweet and tart key lime pie filling. Top that off with
whipped cream and you have a winner!
Author: Aubrey Cota
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Cookie Cups

  • ½ the dough for Lime Sugar Cookies*

Key Lime Pie Filling

  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup key lime juice**
  • 1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • whipped cream for garnish
  • lime slices, halved for garnish

Cookie Cups

  1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray
  3. place a teaspoon ball of cookie dough into each muffin cup
  4. place in oven and bake for 10-13 minutes until just starting to brown
  5. remove from the oven and use the handle of a wooden spoon to gently press down the center of the
    cookies to form a cup
  6. allow to cool in the muffin cups for 5 to 10 minutes then remove to a cooling rack

Key Lime Pie Filling

  1. whisk the egg yolks, lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla over medium to low heat for 10-15 minutes until completely warmed
  2. remove from heat and allow to completely cool
  3. pour into a pastry bag and fill each cookie cup to the top
  4. place in the refrigerator until completely cooled and ready to serve
  5. top each off with a dollop of whipped cream and a half a lime slice
  6. enjoy!

* I made 24 cookie cups then I just baked off the rest of the dough as regular cookies following the original recipe. They always go fast!
** In a pinch I’ve used lime juice and it was fine.
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