Key Lime Tarts

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Servings: 24 tarts
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Easy

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24 Key Lime Cooler cookies
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice, preferably Key lime
1 teaspoon lime zest
Fresh sweetened whipped cream
Mint leaves or lime zest, for garnish




Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Fill 2 (12-muffin) mini muffin tins with paper cups and spray cups with cooking spray. Place 1 Key Lime Cooler cookie in the bottom of the cup, flat side down.

Prepare filling. Beat together cream cheese, egg, sugar, lime juice, and zest until well mixed. Fill the cups to the top. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove tarts to cool. When completely cool, fit a star tip in a pastry bag and fill with the whipped cream. Pipe the whipped cream on top of the tarts. Garnish with tiny mint leaves or lime zest.

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Nov/Dec 2005 issue
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This was a great recipe. I used this for an anniversary party. Couldn't find the key lime coolers so I used pre-made individual graham cracker pie shells. This made serving so easy. The deserts came out perfect.

By Pat on September 16, 2013


I would love to make this dessert-My sons wedding reception is coming up-it would be perfect. where do I get the key lime cooler cookies Paula bought for her tarts on the show.

By Anonymous on July 02, 2012


Great recipie! Really refreshing on a hot day. Key Lime Coolers are available from Byrd Cookie Co. in Savannah, GA. & they do ship!

By Anonymous on August 20, 2010


I think this sounds delicious, but I can't find Key Lime Cooler cookies where I live. Is it a particular brand? If anyone knows, can you post? I'd love to make them-I love key lime anything!

By Anonymous on February 25, 2010

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