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Lime Cookie Bars

Lime Cookie Bars

Spring is in the air! We had temperatures in the 40s this weekend, it felt like a heat wave. You know winter was rough, when I roll down my car windows in 40 degree weather! It felt so nice to finally not freeze and not have to bundle up for once. To celebrate the warmer spring temperatures, I made these delicious Lime Cookie Bars which taste just like a fruity summer drink and with their pretty pastel green color they are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat!

These bars have a great texture of a soft chewy cookie combined with a hint of lime. I drizzled these cookie bars with white cookie icing and SPRINKLED them with colored sprinkles to make them even more fun and festive for St. Patrick’s Day!

Lime Cookie Bars

Lime Cookie Bars

Yield: 24 Cookie Bars

Total Time: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3 oz) package of Jell-O Lime gelatin, dry
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker Cookie Icing, white
  • sprinkles

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line (2) baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking sheets. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix the flour, salt, and baking powder until combined. Set aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter for 1-3 minutes. Add sugar and dry JELL-O powder and beat on high for 1-2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla.  Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out. Cut the dough into small little bars, about 1.5in x 3in. Place dough bars on prepared baking sheet and place in freezer for 10 minutes. (this will help them keep their shape)

Bake for 8 minutes (or until slightly golden at the edges). Let cool.

Once cool, drizzle with royal icing and sprinkles.

38 Responses to “Lime Cookie Bars”

  1. Connie | URBAN BAKES — April 30, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I could always go for these lime bars any time! Yours looks delish!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 1st, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

      Thanks, Connie! They are one of my favorites 🙂

  2. foodiewithfamily — April 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Oh HOORAY for spring and green things! It’s still so chilly here. I think these lime bars would do the trick!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 30th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      Yes, these cookie bars are the perfect way to bring spring inside when outside is still chilly & rainy! 🙂

  3. mostlyhomemademom — April 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    These look so fun!!

  4. Lora @cakeduchess — April 29, 2014 at 8:23 am

    So much fun for spring!! The burst of color is great!:)

  5. Paula - bell'alimento — April 28, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I’m going to need to sink my teeth into one of those stat! Do you deliver ; )

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 28th, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

      Thanks,Paula! I wish I could deliver all my delicious desserts to everyone! 🙂

  6. Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) — April 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    How fun are these! Love the lime colors!

  7. ashley — April 28, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I love the color!! These are so fun!!

  8. Taking On Magazines — April 28, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I suppose I shouldn’t mention that I’ve been sleeping with my windows open and our daughter’s worn shorts to school, huh? I’m sorry it’s been so much worse for you. I think these cookies are an excellent way to urge summer here a little more quickly though. 🙂

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 28th, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

      I can’t wait until it warms up here and I can enjoy sleeping with the windows open and break out my summer shorts too! 🙂 But until then…I will stuff my face with these delicious Lime Cookie Bars! LOL

  9. angiemcgowan — April 28, 2014 at 11:40 am

    These cookie bars are just too cute and scream spring, love!!!

  10. Nutmeg Nanny — April 28, 2014 at 11:23 am

    These cookies bars are so cute! Plus I bet that lime flavor is amazing…yum!

  11. claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

    These are FABULOUS!! Perfect Cinco dessert!

  12. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

    What a fun idea for cookie bars! Love the versatility with the Jell-O!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 28th, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! I love Jell-O cookies, the options for flavors are endless! 🙂

  13. foodwanderings — April 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Those lime cookies are so vibrant and adorable. Completely scream HAPPY! 🙂

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 28th, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

      HAPPY cookies are the best! 🙂

  14. Christie — April 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    These are so festive. They would be perfect for a child’s party too.

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 28th, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

      Christie, these cookie bars would be perfect for a kids party…that’s such a great idea! 🙂

  15. [email protected] — April 28, 2014 at 7:58 am

    So Springy looking and happy!! Love the sprinkles!

  16. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — April 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I totally feel you on the weather issue. We’ve been lucky with some mid-60s lately but man, this winter was rough. Something like these cookie bars are just the ticket!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 28th, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

      Ugh, I am so sick of this crappy weather…it’s been the longest winter EVER!

  17. Trish - Mom On Timeout — March 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    These bars look awesome Jenn! I am so ready for lime recipes right now!

  18. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life — March 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    These are perfect for spring (and St. Patty’s)! Love that you can switch up the Jell-O flavors, too. 🙂

    • Jenn — March 11th, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

      I love switching up the Jell-O flavors for different times of the year! 🙂

  19. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — March 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    So pretty and festive! Love.

    • Jenn — March 11th, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

      Thanks, Nicole!

  20. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — March 11, 2014 at 10:09 am

    These are so adorable, Jenn. Definitely perfect for Saint Patty’s Day and the warmer weather ahead. We experienced 45 degrees yesterday – can’t even tell you how incredible that felt and I wouldn’t mind celebrating with these cookie bars. Pinning now!

  21. Carmel Moments — March 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Oh my goodness! I bet these are fantabulous! Lovin lime lately. Oh so good.
    Pinning!

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