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Lime Tarts Recipe

Lime Tarts made with sugar cookies are easy tarts made with homemade sugar cookie dough and lime curd! These are the perfect cookie cup recipe.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 mini tarts
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups (248g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lime curd


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray (I use the kind with flour in it).
  • Cream butter and granulated sugar with a stand or a hand mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute. Mix in egg and vanilla then add baking soda, salt and cream of tartar and mix until smooth. Add flour and mix until cookie dough forms.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls and place each in one cavity of the muffin pan.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until no longer glossy and a light golden around the edges.
  • Immediately upon removing the cookies from the oven, use the handle of a wooden spoon or the back of a teaspoon to press a cavity in the center and form the tart shell.
  • Let the cookies cool completely, then remove from the pan. The cookies should pop right out when nudged with a butter knife.
  • Fill each cookie with 1-2 teaspoons of lime curd. Sprinkle with lime zest for garnish.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cookies can be frozen without filling for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg