Lemon-Lime Butter Cookies Recipe
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Lemon-Lime Butter Cookies Recipe

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I was looking for a light cookie that would freeze and travel well and couldn't find one, so I created these. They are so good you won't be able to eat just one.—Brenda Brooks, Bowie, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons grated lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in citrus peels and lemon juice. Gradually beat in flour.
  2. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 16-19 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon-Lime Butter Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2014, p15

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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