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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

Yield: 24 Cookie Bars

Lime Cookie Bars

Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 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

Instructions

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 comments on “Lime Cookie Bars”

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

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

  3. These look so fun!!

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

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

  6. How fun are these! Love the lime colors!

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

  8. 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. 🙂

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

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

  11. These are FABULOUS!! Perfect Cinco dessert!

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

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

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

  15. So Springy looking and happy!! Love the sprinkles!

  16. 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!

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

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

  19. 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!

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

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