Lime CookiesPosted: July 19, 2009
Phil made these for an impromtu picnic we went on the other day and they are an excellent summer cookie! I bet they would be even better made with key limes, but we just had a couple of limes in the back of our fridge to use up.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or AP if that’s what you’ve got)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 (or more) teaspoons lime zest, grated or chopped finely
confectioners’ sugar for decoration (optional, these are plenty sweet) & more lime juice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or use silpat liners.
- Cream butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in lime juice and lime zest.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix this the wet mixture until combined.
- Form dough into small balls, place on cookie sheet and flatten a bit with your hands or the bottom of a glass.
- Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until they are golden colored on top.
- Place cookies on a cooling rack and sift confectioners’ sugar over cookies if desired. Another option is to mix the powdered sugar with a bit of lime juice to make a paste and then smooth that over the cookies. When it cools down, it will form a sugar-lime shell over the cookie.