Recipe By Diane Stone
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional 10m Ready In 35m
Servings 2 dozen cookies Calories 150

Shortbread jalapeno cookies are sweet and tangy, with just a little burn at the end.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh jalapeno
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ½ tablespoon grated fresh jalapeno, or more to taste
  • 1 lime, zested

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Mix flour, butter, sugar, jalapeno, lime zest and juice, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. 3 Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly with a thumb print to accommodate icing.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until golden and set, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool at least 10 minutes.
  5. 5 Combine confectioners' sugar, lime juice, jalapeno, and lime zest in a bowl. Drizzle icing onto cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 150
  • Carbohydrate 19.5 g
  • Cholesterol 20.3 mg
  • Fat 7.8 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.9 g
  • Sodium 103.4 mg
  • Sugar 10.8 g

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  1. I love these cookies. I didn't chop the cranberries and they were fine. When I was making this recipe increased i didn't have an orange so I used Orange marmalade..making sure I had plenty orange pieces.
  2. Defintely will not make again. A recipe should give you good, helpful amounts and cooking times. This recipe, if you follow it, makes something akin to cleaning fluid. I have to wonder if the author even made it. The lime flavor was too, too strong and the jalapeño was not even close to being present. - Read more ...