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    22 mins

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    Sharon123's Note:

    Cookies with a nice zing! Adapted from Fine Cooking magazine's "Holiday Baking" issue, December 2002. Make these cookies about 3 hours before you bake them!

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    1. 1
      Several hours before baking:.
    2. 2
      In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. In a food processor, combine 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, pecans, and coconut. Process till pecans are finely ground. With electric mixer, beat butter till creamy. Add the pecan mixture, beat till well blended. Beat in lime zest and vanilla. Scrape down sides of bowl and add flour mixture beating until just combined. Remove the dough from the bowl, wrap in plastic and chill until firm, about 3 hours.
    3. 3
      To bake:.
    4. 4
      Heat oven to 350*F. Measure the dough into heaping teaspoon size pieces and roll each piece between the palm of your hands to form a ball. Place the balls 1 1/2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until edges of cookies just begin to brown., 12 to 14 minutes.
    5. 5
      Let cool on cookie sheets 3 to 4 minutes, then roll in confectioner's sugar while they are still very warm. Repeat rolling to create a delicate powdery coating. Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 10, 2014


      I made these wonderful little cookies for a Christmas exchange and had to make more when my family ate them all. They are wonderful!

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    • on March 16, 2012


      These are wonderful elegant little cookies! Dry like a shortbread and the pecan/lime combination is so good. Mine took a little longer than 12 minutes to cook properly. Great recipe - thanks for sharing it!

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    • on September 14, 2009


      OH MY. YUM YUM YUM. When I was mixing these up I thought Oh boy these are going to be dry.LOL They aren't . They are tasty little morsels of delight. I used a squeeze of lime juice instead of the vanilla to pump of the lime. Made for Photo Tag KEEPER recipe

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    Nutritional Facts for Lime Nut Buttons

    Serving Size: 1 (366 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 63.0
    Calories from Fat 38
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 8.1 mg
    Sodium 21.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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    lime zest

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