Key Lime Straws


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Key lime or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated Key lime or lemon rind
  • Few drops green or yellow food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Blend together butter and cream cheese; add sugar and cream thoroughly until fluffy.
  2. Combine egg, lime or lemon juice, lime or lemon rind and green or yellow food coloring.
  3. Add to butter mixture until well blended.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together; add to creamed mixture. Mix until well blended.
  5. Place dough in refrigerator, and chill for about 10 minutes.
  6. Force 2-inch ribbon strips through cookie press onto ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: 4 dozen

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