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Lime Meltaway Spritz Recipe
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Lime Meltaway Spritz Recipe

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"These sweet tangy lime cookies really melt in your mouth," relates Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in lime peel and vanilla. Tint half of the dough green if desired.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a ribbon disk, press dough into 12-in.-long strips 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Cut each strip into 3-in. pieces (do not separate pieces).
  3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; brush over cooled cookies. Let stand until set. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Lime Meltaway Spritz in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p7

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"These are perfect. A welcome change of pace on a cookie tray."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"I've made these a couple times because the lime flavor and the glaze are so wonderful, but I found the dough to be a little difficult to work with. Even then, this is a recipe for the annual Christmas cookie line up."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Far from tangy, these are as tasteless as they are fragile."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"Easy to make. Great flavor. I use more lime zest in the dough and more lime juice in the glaze, but that is not unusual for me when I make citrus baked goods). I make these every Christmas and they always go quickly."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"These are great snacks for hoidays! i loved them soooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!"

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