Recipe by Elly in Canada
Originally called Key Lime Dusties in the Homemakers Magazine! Most Key lime cookies are rolled in icing sugar, these are rolled in lime sugar - white sugar and finely grated Key lime zest, which I prefer. These little gems will melt in your mouth! You can use regular limes to make these too. See directions for preparing lime sugar before baking cookies.
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup icing sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons grated key lime rind
- 4 teaspoons key lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated key lime zest (scant 1/2 tsp (2ml)
Directions See How It's Made
- Sugar Coating: In small bowl of food processor, whirl sugar and lime rind until sugar is fine. Transfer to bowl; cover and let stand for at least 2 hours or overnight. (If sugar clumps, break up into powder.).
- Whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
- Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy; beat in yolk, lime rind and juice. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
- Transfer dough to pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch/ 1 cm star tip (or plastic bag with corner cut out). Pipe out 1-1/2-inch/4 cm long cookies onto parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
- Bake in 300°F/150°C oven until edges and ridges are just starting to turn golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Important -
- Roll in lime sugar while still warm; let cool on rack.
- Makes about 3 dozen cookies.