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Key Lime Iced Butter Cookies

Ingredients

Butter Cookies

  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Key lime juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Key Lime Icing

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Key lime juice

Instructions

  1. Butter Cookies: Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the egg yolk, then the vanilla extract and 1 1/2 teaspoons Key lime juice. Blend in the flour.
  2. Transfer the dough to a large piece of plastic wrap and form into a cylinder that is 2 1/4 inches in diameter.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 2 large baking sheets and set aside.
  5. Cut the cookies into 1/4-inch slices. Place the slices on the baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Place the baking sheets onto a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Transfer the cookies to the cooling rack.
  8. Key Lime Icing: Combine the confectioners' sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons Key lime juice in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the cookies with the icing as soon as the cookies are transferred off the baking sheets.

Yield: 50 cookies


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