key lime pie cookies stacked on top of each other with lime in a bowl
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Key Lime Pie Cookie Sandwiches

Course Dessert
Keyword Key Lime Pie Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Author Haley D Williams

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups (312 g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (45 g) finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup (56 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (113 g or 4 oz) package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon key lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons key lime zest
  • 2 cups (240 g) powdered sugar

Instructions

Graham Cracker Cookies

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, crushed graham crackers, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined after each addition. Add the vanilla and honey and mixed until incorporated.
  • With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the bowl. Stir just until incorporated (avoid over mixing).
  • Transfer half the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a disc. Wrap in plastic and repeat with remaining dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours or up to overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set side. Remove dough disc from the refrigerator and remove plastic wrap.
  • Generously flour a work surface and use a floured rolling pin to roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use a 1 1/2-inch circle cookie cutter to cut cookies and place on prepared cookie sheet 1-inch apart. Reroll dough a repeat as necessary.
  • Bake cookies for 6 to 7 minutes or until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Prepare key lime frosting while cookies are cooling.

Key Lime Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in lime juice and zest and mix until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the powdered sugar and mix just until combined.
  • Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.

Assembly

  • Match up two graham cracker cookies that are the same size.
  • Pipe about 1 1/2 teaspoons of frosting on the bottom of one cookie. Place the matching cookie on top. Repeat with remaining cookies and enjoy!

Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.