Key Lime Cheesecake Cookies

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Every year as my mom’s birthday approaches, I get lime on the brain. My mom always loved Key Lime recipes. Last week, I shared with you my super super simple 3 Ingredient Key Lime Cookie recipe. Now, for some folks, those are lime enough. For others, they want a little bit more. So today I’m going to share with you a fun twist on those cookies- or rather on the frosting- to get a little more lime in your cookies (without a lot more work)
key lime cheesecake cookies
You’ll still want to make the 3 Ingredient Cookies again. If you are a big lime lover, add the zest of 1 lime into the batter.

For the Key Lime Cheesecake frosting, you will want 1 can of Pillsbury’s Key Lime Frosting plus 1/2 an 8 oz tub of whipped cream cheese. You may or may not want to add the zest of a lime (depends how much you love lime). Fold the cream cheese into the frosting. It’s that simple.

For the finishing touch, sprinkle crushed graham cracker crumbs on top of the frosting. Voila- Key Lime Cheesecake Cookies!

You will want to store these in an airtight container in the fridge if you add the cream cheese. They probably won’t last long. We’ve not had leftovers since we’ve made any key lime recipes.

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Key Lime Cheesecake Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Easy recipe for Key Lime Cheesecake Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Pillsbury Key Lime Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c oil
  • 1 tub Pillsbury Key Lime Frosting
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 4 graham crackers, crushed
Instructions
  1. Cookies:
  2. Stir together eggs, oil and cake mix.
  3. Batter will be very thick
  4. Place in rounded balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 9 minutes
  5. Frosting:
  6. Fold whipped cream cheese into Key Lime Frosting
  7. After cookies are frosted, sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top

 

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  • these look good

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  • Those look delectable!I pinned this right away so I can bake them later.

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  • Those look so good. My husband will love it. Thanks!

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  • These look so good! Can’t wait to try them out!

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  • OMG! Those cookies look scrummy!! I am soooo making them!

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  • To be honest I have never tried keylime cookies before so this delicious looking recipe has my interest piqued.I enjoy the taste of limes so I think I will try these for a nice change.Thanks.

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  • Oh my gosh those cookies look so yummy! I’m going to have to make these for my Key Lime loving hubby. Thanks :)

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  • Miam!it looks so delicious!

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  • These cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! =)

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  • Oh yum yum yummy. ……. I love key lime pie and these sound amazing. I can’t wait to try them.

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  • Delicious cookies

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  • Would love to try these! My mouth is watering just look at the pictures!

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  • okay im not a big fan of cookies (i know weird right) but these look great!

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  • I love anything Key Lime and these cookies just may become a fave of mine. Only 3 ingredients to make these cookies, oh my I am going to love them…thanks for sharing this recipe!!

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  • Very cute – and easy, too!

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  • My sweet husband is a huge key lime fan. I’ll definitely make these! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Oh wow! I have bookmarked this – can’t wait to make them!

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  • These look so beautiful and delicious!! My mom also loved anything Key Lime. I like them so much I pinned them, thanks for sharing!!

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  • These look awesome, thank you for sharing.

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  • I had already snagged your yummy cookie recipe…I’m glad that I came across this one as well… my mind is already running away with all of the other twists on frostings that i could come up with using your recipe as a base…yay! Thanks you!

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  • These sound delicious! Absolutely perfect for summer picnics!

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  • Looks great and my husband loves key lime and of course cheesecake

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  • This is such a great idea for cookies! So summery and pretty, and I love the flavor!

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  • YUM! I’d love to try these.

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  • Oh my, these look divine!

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  • These sound and look so interesting!! Sound yummy :)

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  • I love Key Lime Pie, but I have never had Key Lime cookies and these cookies look cool and refreshing. I think that I would like to make these as a summer time treat! Thanks for the recipe!

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  • You had me at “3 ingredients”. I love easy recipes and these look so good!!! I think I will try them for Father’s Day.

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  • Sound so good and easy to make

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  • mmm these sound so good. 3 great desserts in one! yum

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  • The cookie look delicious and so easy to make.

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