These Strawberry Lime Sugar Cookie Tarts just so happen to be one of our favorite sugar cookie recipes. The sweetness of the strawberry paired with the citrus of the lime is literally an addictive and wonderful cookie combination!
If you love soft sugar cookies, you really don’t want to miss out on these. You can also give this Strawberry Poke Cake a try as well for even more delicious strawberry flavoring.
Fresh strawberries make everything better. Not to mention they have a ton of great health benefits to them as well! If you have a summer or fall strawberry bed at home, use those strawberries as the topping for these cookies. There is literally no better flavor than homegrown strawberries straight from the garden!
Why I Love This Recipe
These sweet and tart Strawberry Lime Sugar Cookie Tarts became one of my favorite sugar cookie recipes because they’re:
- Delicious and easy
- Fun for kids to make and eat
- A great way to pair up sweet with health benefits
I like to add a bit of a health factor to my cookies whenever possible so these Coconut Oatmeal Protein Cookies are a great choice as well.
You literally just need the four ingredients listed below to get started. Full measurements and directions can be found below in the printable recipe!
- Sugar cookie dough
- Cream Cheese
Lime: Lime has such a tart flavor and the zest of lime brings out that taste easily!
Whipped Cream Cheese: While cream cheese is a needed ingredient, the whipped version is simple to spread easily and saves a bit of time.
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How to Make Sugar Cookies Topped with Fresh Strawberries
I promise you that this is the easiest way to make sugar cookies at home. Everyone in the family can join in on the baking and decorating fun!
Step 1: Bake the sugar cookies
Open up the package of already made cookie dough, slice it into cookies, and bake in the oven according to directions.
Step 2: Let cool and add toppings
Once the cookies have cooled, add on the cream cheese, lime zest, and sliced strawberries.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Change up the type of cookie dough: I know that this would make them not sugar cookies, but have fun and see what other flavored cookies you like!
Try using lemon instead of lime: For most recipes, lemon and lime can be interchanged so if you have lemon at home, use it.
See what flavored cream cheese tastes like: There are so many fun flavors of cream cheese out there to try! Get one that is sweet and see what you think.
While the strawberries and lime zest are the star of the show, don’t be scared to try other fruit toppings as well.
- Chopped apples mixed with cinnamon and sugar
You can even leave off the fruit and just try these cookies with a bit of lemon zest and cream cheese. It’s totally up to you.
Make certain that you let the cookies cool all the way before adding on any toppings or the cream cheese won’t stick and will become a mess.
Since these cookies have cream cheese on them, they need to be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.
I love them cold because of the sweet coolness of the fresh strawberries. Straight from the fridge is the way for me! If you prefer to have your cookies at room temperature, just take them out of the fridge and let them sit out for about 10 minutes or so.
The key to keeping the cookies from getting soggy is to make certain to have a good layer of cream cheese frosting in between the strawberry slices and the cookie.
More Strawberry Recipes
If you like the flavor of strawberry, give these recipes a try:
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Strawberry Lime Sugar Cookie Tarts
- 1 roll sugar cookie slice and bake dough
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 quart fresh strawberries
- Lime zest
- Slice the cookie dough and place on baking sheet to bake.
- Let the cookies cool completely before adding toppings.
- Once cooled add on the cream cheese to each cookie (about 1 T per cookie) and sprinkle on a tad bit of lime zest as well.
- Top with sliced strawberries and a bit more lime zest.
Need to run to the store for a few ingredients first? Don’t forget to pin this recipe so you can find it when you’re ready to cook!