Mojito Sugar Cookies

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Here in New York it is a yucky February day complete with snow, sleet and freezing rain, so a hint of the tropics sound good right now! Sadly I won’t be in the tropics anytime soon, but a tropical cookie like these Mojito Sugar Cookies can help me dream about warm and sunny climates.

Mojitos are a traditional Cuban drink, and the simple flavors are perfect for cookies. These Mojito Sugar Cookies are made with a mixture of lime and mint, with the rum added on as a glaze.

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Mojito-flavored green tea cookies on a wooden cutting board.

I took my basic sugar cookie recipe, added lime zest, lime juice and mint leaves, and increased the flour a little bit to offset the extra liquid. When I have recipes that call for lime zest I sometimes skip it, because it is kind of a pain to zest citrus.

But I think it is essential in this recipe, and in addition to adding flavor, the lime zest and mint combine to make pretty green flecks in the cookies.

Mojito-inspired lime cookies with icing and mint leaves on a cutting board.

I decided not to add rum in the cookies, because I think the flavoring would have been lost during baking. So I made a simple rum glaze instead to drizzle on top of the cookies. If you want to make the cookies non-alcoholic you could use lime juice instead of rum for the glaze.

A spoon is drizzling icing onto sugar cookies.

Or you could leave the glaze off the Mojito Sugar Cookies entirely. I ate a few before I glazed them and they were tasty!

Looking for more sugar cookies? Try air fryer sugar cookies or almond flour sugar cookies.

Mojito cookies with icing on a cutting board.
Mojito sugar cookies with icing and mint leaves on a cutting board.
4.82 from 11 votes

Mojito Cookies

Published By Anne
Enjoy a taste of tropics with these Mojito Sugar Cookies.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time21 minutes
Servings: 24
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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoon mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon rum


  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until well mixed.
    1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup white sugar
  • Zest and juice the lime and add the zest and juice to the butter and sugar mix.
    1 lime
  • Put the mint leaves in a food processor to mince finely, and add to the butter and sugar mix.
    2 Tablespoon mint leaves
  • Add the vanilla and egg to the mixture and mix until well combined.
    1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until dough is firm.
    2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and squish with a drinking glass.
  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 11 minutes, until brown on the bottom.
  • Cool.
  • To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar and rum until smooth. Drizzle over the cookies.
    2 Tablespoon rum


Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 108mg | Sugar: 6g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Mojito sugar cookies on a cutting board.

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13 thoughts on “Mojito Sugar Cookies”

  1. It has been years since I’ve had a mojito– definitely time to revisit that drink but in the mean time I’d love to enjoy your cookies!

  2. 5 stars
    These look amazing! I love a mojito. I also have a lime tree and a mint plant. Boom! Time to make these cookies!

  3. I’ve got to make these for our next fiesta! I don’t drink so I’d make the non-alcoholic version. Thanks so much for including that.


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