Lovely, luscious lime cookies are perfect for you citrus lovers. Coat them in
lime-scented sugar, as pictured, for the biggest lime flavor; for a milder, sweeter
cookie, add white chocolate chips, or a slather of white chocolate icing.
1/2 cup (4 ounces) softened butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons lime powder (depending on the degree of tartness you like)
1/2 teaspoon lime oil
1/2 teaspoon salt*
1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
* Reduce salt to 1/4 teaspoon if you're using salted butter.
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons lime powder
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together the butter, sugar, lime powder, lime oil, and salt; there's
no need to beat at high speed, just mix together.
Mix in the flour. Cover the dough, and refrigerate for about 1 hour, or
as long as overnight.
Just before baking, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Remove the dough from the fridge, and scoop teaspoonsful onto the baking
sheet, 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, until set and lightly brown around
Remove from the oven, and let cool for 10 minutes.
Mix the topping ingredients, and put in a 1-gallon zip-top bag.
Add 5 or 6 warm cookies at a time, and shake gently till they're coated.
The sugar may get a bit sticky; that's okay.
Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool, then coat the completely cooled
cookies in the sugar again.