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Key Lime Bites

 Key Lime Bites
“Key limes don’t provide much peel, so sometimes I cheat and use regular limes—for the peel only—in these bites. If you can wait, these are even better the next day.” —Joni Larsen, Wellington, Utah
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons key lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated key lime peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated key lime peel

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream butter and
  • confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lime juice and
  • peel. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Stir in nuts.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets;
  • flatten slightly.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients. Dip cookies in icing;
  • allow excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack; let stand until set.
  • Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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Key Lime Bites (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 136 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.