Recipe Box, Key Lime Pie Minis

Here is a great little summer dessert

It’s cool and refreshing,

and mini sized so it’s practically guilt free!

They are easy to make,

they can be made 1-2 days ahead of time

and they are easy to serve~

put them on a pretty plate and let everyone help themselves

These little pies are made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough

and a no bake filling

First make the mini crusts

Unwrap the cookie dough and cut the log into 1/4s

Then cut each 1/4 into 6 slices

Using your fingers, mold the dough into cup shapes

and place them in a greased mini muffin pan

Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect because they will change shape

when they’re baked

As soon as the cookie cups are done,

remove them from the oven and use the handle of a wooden spoon

or other round shaped object to tamp down the center

forming the mini pie shell

Let them cool completely*

{you can stick the pan in the fridge}

and then remove cookie cups

Note: I had trouble getting the bottoms cooked,

but didn’t want to overcook the top edges,

but once the soft bottoms cooled,

they firmed up are were fine

Zest the limes

To make the filling,

combine the cream cheese with

the sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and lime zest

with an electric mixer

Using a teaspoon, divide filling between the cookie cups

and sprinkle with lime zest

Refrigerate for several hours before serving and then enjoy!

Store these in the refrigerator for 4-5 days

but they won’t last that long!

This recipe is adapted from My Suburban Kitchen

Key Lime Pie Minis

Enjoy a piece of key lime pie in one or two bites with these mini pies with a sugar cookie crust. A light and refreshing summer {or any time!} dessert that is easy to make with a no bake filling
Prep Time 30 mins
Chill 2 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 mini pies

Equipment

  • mini muffin pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 roll 16.5 oz. refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened lime juice I used Rose's
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 key limes or regular limes

Instructions
 

  • Cut cookie dough into 24 equal slices and press each slice into a cup of a sprayed or greased mini muffin pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees until cookies are just done, 10-15 minutes*
  • Remove cookie cups from oven and use a rounded spoon handle or spoon bowl to press down dough centers and shape the mini cookie cups. Let cookies cool completely before removing from the pan
  • While cookie cups are baking, zest the limes
  • Combine cream cheese, lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and half of the lime zest in a mixing bowl and use and electric mixer to combine until smooth. Refrigerate for 15 minutes while cookies are cooling
  • Fill cooled cookie shells with filling, dividing equally between cups, then sprinkle tops with remaining lime zest. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
  • Mini pies will keep in refrigerator for 4-5 days

Notes

*Cooking time for cookie cups will vary depending on type of pan used and oven.  Watch cookies carefully and remove from oven when just done.  Place the pan in the refrigerator after a few minutes to speed up cooling process
Keyword easy dessert, easy summer dessert, key lime pie, mini pies

Enjoy!

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Comments
42 Responses to “Recipe Box, Key Lime Pie Minis”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    Thanks Jena for this recipe. I like the cookie dough hack. I imagine it could be used for all kind of cream hand pies.

  2. Jenna, these are the perfect summertime bites. The sugar cookie dough makes it simple and easy to make. Key lime pie is. definite favorite of mine.

    We need rain, so hopefully we will get some showers. Happy Sunday!

  3. What a fun idea for a cool treat.

  4. What a great idea for the little crusts! Key lime pie always reminds me of summer breezes!

  5. Love those mini key lime pies! The cookie hack is neat, Jenna.

  6. Rita C. says:

    Love the sound of these. Pinned, and thank you!

  7. Definitely a keeper recipe! These look wonderful — refreshing and cool. I love the idea of the cookie dough crust. (It would be good with lemon curd, too!)

  8. lulu says:

    How very clever! Putting these mi is together couldn’t be any simpler.

  9. Nancy says:

    Oh this looks heavenly! I pinned this to try when our Key Lime Tree is bursting with limes!
    Thank you Jenna and Happy Sunday!

    • Oh lucky you having a key lime tree! Let me know if you make these, we thought they were really good…every morning I would look in the fridge to see how many disappeared overnight 😂

  10. Debra R CANTALES says:

    Oh Jenna, I need these key lime pie minis in my life! Thank you and Happy Sunday!

  11. Deb C says:

    Oh Jenna, I need some key lime pie minis in my life! Happy Sunday!

  12. The cookie-cup idea is limitless! But I’m especially fond of key lime. Win-win.

  13. lghiggins says:

    Great for summer, but I think they would be cute for St. Patrick’s Day too.

  14. Girl, you had me at key lime! I love anything with lemon or lime and one of Marty’s favorite desserts is key lime pie. I have never heard of using cookie dough. This is awesome! Pinning this recipe. Looks soooooo good! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  15. These look absolutely delish! I’m a sucker for anything Key Lime! Just pinned thank you! <3

  16. Sounds like a nice treat! My Aunt Dot moved to Florida when I was a kid, Key Lime Pie was her signature dessert… Good memories:@)

  17. thefrenchhutch says:

    I love this recipe Jenna. Key Lime Pie is move of if not my favorite summertime treats. I love the different crust on your recipe, I have to try this. Happy week……..

  18. This key lime dessert looks wonderful and I love the cookie base. I’m keeping this recipe for a pot luck share. Everyone would love it.

  19. Mary says:

    My mouth is watering this morning Jenna…such sweet and tart little bites! ♥

  20. mhhwarmcozye says:

    These look delicious. Love that you have them in a sugar cookie crust..

  21. Kitty says:

    Perfect little morsels to enjoy, Jenna. My key lime pie filling recipe is pretty much like that, but I like the tiny bites sizes that you made. Thank you!

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