Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies {Caleb's Yummy Creation}

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Here is another cookie recipe we made during our cookie marathon I had when the Grandchildren were here.  These Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies were made by Caleb, my 10 year old grandson, and came about when we decided that we needed another flavor besides chocolate and peanut butter.  Caleb is so creative and such a perfectionist when is comes to choosing a great presentation.  We had some mini M&Ms leftover from Easter so he picked out the yellow and green ones for this recipe.  He did such a fantastic job.  He not only worked so hard at reading and getting the recipe right, he made them look so pretty.  Just that little bit of chocolate mixed with the lemon lime in the cookies made these super delicious!

Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tablespoon fresh grated lemon zest
1/2 tablespoon fresh grated lime zest
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (divided)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mini M&M's

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, with a whisk mix together flour, baking soda and salt;  set aside.

In a  bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment beat together butter, 1 cup sugar and zests until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla and juices. Add flour mixture a little at a time until combined.

Using a cookie scoop, shape dough in a ball and roll in sugar; place dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper and press down with the end of a glass.

Place mini M&M in the shape of a flower on the dough.. Place into the oven and bake until edges are golden, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cookies cool for 2 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Wonderful recipe! Great shots too! Thanks for sharing:)
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  2. such cute pics of a tasty looking cooki~

  3. Those look delicious! I think I'll have to try your recipe. BTW, I found you via Women Living Well.


  4. Lemon Lime is always a favorite of ours. Caleb did a great job. I am now a follower, hope you will follow me back.

  5. These look beautiful and sound delicious! I think my boys would like them...I must try the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sounds Dee-lish ! Stopping by from Waltz on by Wednesday. Have a great day.

  8. Those look yummy! And cute too!

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  9. Yum! I love Caleb's presentation. Way to go Buddy! I love baking with the kids. This is a great-looking recipe. New follower!

  10. Hi, I am your newest follower from the Blog hop. stop by some time!


  11. Kudos to Caleb! Cookies are just lovely and sound wonderful too. Love those beautiful photos as well. Great going! to both of you!=)

  12. Adorable cookies! Can't wait to try the recipe! :)

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  13. MMMMM yummy! Thanks for joining my hop!

  14. Yummy. I would love for you to share this recipe (and any others you love from your site) on my mommy solution meme!


  15. If you go to the dessert section of my blog, you will notice that I have 30,000 lemon desserts. My fav!! I will have to try this recipe, it looks delicious.

  16. Yum! Love the decorations on top!

  17. very pretty and sound delicious with the light lemon flavor come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  18. Anonymous7/21/2011

    A perfect summer cookie! I love the flavors - YUM

  19. Looks delicious - thanks for sharing this recipe!

  20. Thanks for linking up this week!

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  22. those look absolutely delicious!!!

  23. I love your site. The recipes sound wonderful!

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  24. wow this looks yum yum!! i will do this soon too bookmarked :D

    visiting from food friday

  25. Just when I thought there was no way to improve upon the sugar cookie: lemon, lime, and mini m&ms might just do it! These look fab.

  26. Those green and yellow M&Ms are just the right touch. What an adorable idea.

  27. Anonymous7/21/2011

    Those are really cute sugar cookies! :)
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  28. Those are so adorable.

  29. wow, very yummy cookie, my tot will sure love that :)

    happy FF!


    see yah!

  30. Wow he is really creative I love the come out of the cookie he made, it looks so tempting and yummy mine is up and its here Little World of Fun

  31. Hey hun! Just stopping by from the blog hop!
    I am now a follower! You can check out my page and follow me back if you want!

    xoxo, Kia

  32. Oh my they look good. I am going to have to try this recipe as soon as the heat breaks. I'm not heating up my oven right now with the house already being 91 w/o AC.

  33. oh im gonna try this!!

  34. I love this recipe--and you are right the green and yellow m&ms are the perfect touch!

    Shanan (new follower)

  35. Love that you had and assistant for these! Thanks so much for sharing on Momtrends' Friday Food linky. Stay cool and have a great weekend.

  36. Thanks for linking up your blog to the FBF Hop--this cookies look like so much fun. I love the idea of baking the M&Ms in for a design. =)

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  37. This is a sure hit for kiddos

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  38. What lovely cookies you made there! I bet they're yummy, too! I hope you can visit my FTF entry. Thanks! http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2011/07/food-trip-friday-mangan/

  39. These are so cute. I love sugar cookies and my son is a big lime fan. He would love these. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  40. Those cookies look awesome! I love lemon anything!

  41. so creative and artsy

  42. Oh my they look delicious and they are really colorful! :)

    Hope to see u in my blog! :)

  43. I am defiantly going to try this. I have never had Sugar cookies with lemon/lime flavor. Thanks for the recipe.

  44. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity here and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

  45. your cookies looks lovely, beautifully and deliciously done! thanks for sharing your recipe, my kids will love this! visiting late from FTF, hope you can visit me back! thanks and wishing you a great week. :)

  46. Looks delish.

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  47. Beautiful presentation! I think I'll have to try these! =)

  48. These are too cute! I'm featuring them Wednesday!

  49. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

  50. very cute....thanks for sharing and linking up.

  51. I love cookies! And this combination of lemon and lime (and the m&ms) looks perfect!

  52. Hi, these are perfect for grandchildren. I bake with my grandchildren and they get to do the decorating. It is such fun.

    I invite you to link this to Bake with Bizzy.


  53. BRILLIANT! I would have never thought to add lemon or lime . . . but I love both of them and I love sugar cookies . . . it is a match made in heaven to me! :) Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We are so grateful for your support and we hope that you will be back tomorrow to share more great ideas!
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  54. Yum!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well! :)

  55. Yummy...loving these! Followed over from Everyday Sisters Sunday swap, and these caught my eye...so good!

  56. OOOOOOOH! I can just taste these in my mind and my cheeks are puckering! They look beautiful. I would serve these for high tea or a girl's luncheon or even a shower!
    What a delightful post.

  57. Those look delicious! I think I will have to try your recipe. I cook it with little difference. Added dairy milk chocolate and creams in middle after 30% baking. So delicious and testy dish.
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