Prep 40 mins
Cook 8 mins
From Midwest Living December 2007
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon finely shredded key lime peel or 1 teaspoon lime peel
- 2 teaspoons key lime juice or 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- coarse sugar (optional)
- lime icing (recipe is below) (optional)
- green colored crystal sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
- Add sugar, salt and baking powder. Beat until combined.
- Beat in lime juice and egg.
- Beat in flour (if the dough gets too stiff, continue combining with a wooden spoon).
- Stir in lime peel.
- Place unchilled dough in cookie press and form shapes one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Top with coarse sugar, if desired.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes until edges are firm but not brown.
- Transfer to wire racks to cool.
- If desired, drizzle with Lime Icing and let stand 20 minutes or until set, or dip cookies in icing and top with green sugar.
- LIME ICING: Stir together 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice and 2-3 teaspoons of milk to make a drizzling consistency. Tint with green food coloring if you like. Makes about 1/3 cup.
These cookies are delicious and buttery with a hint of lime. Not too sweet at all. Perfect with a cup of tea or a bowl of vanilla ice cream. My only complaint is that they're not "lime-y" enough for what i was looking for. I was hoping for something more tangy. Otherwise, amazing!