Recipe by LA28
I found this recipe in a newspaper. It makes very soft, lime flavored cookies. You might want to taste the lime juice you're using - I think the strength can vary, because, once when I made it, I couldn't taste the lime at all! The other times it has come through just fine. You can also substitute lemon juice. Note: I just made these cookies again and ended up with wonderfully soft, fluffy sugar cookies (read: no lime flavor at all). I'm hereby considering this recipe under construction, and may edit it to reflect some tinkering (with extracts or concentrates).
Top Review by AprilShowers
These were very good! I didn't have a problem rolling them into balls like some of the other reviewers did. Probably because when I saw that the dough was a little sticky I went ahead and added a few more spoonfuls of flour to it. That made it a perfect consistency to roll into balls. Baked for 7-8 minutes and they came out nicely raised and very soft. Nice looking and tasting cookies all around! May add a little more lime next time as my husband said he could barely taste the lime.
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
- combine sugar and butter in a large bowl. stir until smooth and creamy.
- add eggs, corn syrup, vanilla and lime juice to mixture in bowl. mix well.
- combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. mix well.
- add flour mixture to creamy mixture. mix well.
- roll dough into 1 inch balls. place several inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 5 - 7 minutes. (do not overbake!).
- when cool, remove cookies from baking sheet. dust generously with powdered sugar.