Luscious Lime Cookies
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 OK.
- Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool, then coat the completely cooled
cookies in the sugar again.
Recipe and photo credit:
King Arthur Flour.