Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
I love the flavor of lime and this recipe caught my eye...I haven't tried it as yet, but fully plan on it...this recipe is from an older edition of Family Circle.
- 236.59 ml butter, softened
- 1 egg yolk
- 22.18 ml grated lime rind
- 14.79 ml lime juice
- 177.44 ml confectioners' sugar
- 473.18 ml all-purpose flour
- 1.23 ml salt
- 158.51 ml confectioners' sugar
- 14.79 ml lime juice
- green decorator sugar
- Beat butter, egg yolk, lime rind and juice in large bowl until smooth.
- On low, beat in confectioners' sugar, flour and salt until blended.
- Refrigerate dough 1 hour or until firm.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Form 1 rounded teaspoon dough into 2-1/2 inch log; bend into crescent.
- Place on ungreased baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake in 350 degree oven 10 minutes or until edges are just golden and tops are slightly cracked.
- Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes.
- Remove cookies to wire rack and let cool completely.
- Drizzle: Stir together confectioners' sugar and lime juice in a small bowl until smooth.
- Place wire rack with cookies over waxed paper.
- Decorate cookies with drizzle and sprinkle with decorator sugar.
The lime flavor comes out very nicely. I would recommend an extra 2-3 minutes baking time, as my first batch turned out a little under done. The second was just perfect. Also, I only used 1/2 cup icing sugar for the glace. Very nice cookie. :)
Although these cookies turned out well in the end, I had a lot of trouble with the dough. I knew when I blended in the dry ingredients that the dough was too dry to form any shape, & it was still the case after an hour's refrigeration. I wound up adding about 1 Tbsp melted butter and a dribble of milk to get the dough pliable enough to work, and I guess this added to the baking time as it took them 16 minutes to bake. The flavor is good - I think I'd like a bit more lime flavor - and I think I would add a green food coloring to the drizzle -- for which I only used 1/3 cup of conf sugar with the lime juice. I think 2/3 would've been an odd consistency.
I too am crazy about lime. These were great, I took them to a baby shower and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks for sharing.