Lime and Pepita Sugar Cookies

Recipe by PaulaG
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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 30 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • While the oven preheats, chop the pepitas and toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat just until slightly browned, set aside.
  • In a large mixer bowl, cream 2 cups of sugar, butter, oil and the zest of 2 of the limes.
  • Add the eggs and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Measure the lime juice and add 1/4 cup to the eggs mixture, reserving any additional juice for other uses.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, pepitas, soda and salt.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture mixing well.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar with the remaining zest of 2 limes.
  • Using a heaping tablespoonful of dough, lightly form the dough into a ball and drop the into the sugar/zest mixture and roll lightly to coat.
  • Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet; flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.
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