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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ABiggie User ID: 5510072 229770
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

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

glitterchatter User ID: 2651232 153405
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."

DarlingStarling User ID: 2475759 207061
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

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

josephmbaloga User ID: 1829671 99051
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."

jenhorse1235 User ID: 4634955 151635
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

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

emmybe12333 User ID: 2162494 99050
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2008

"These are **WONDERFUL**!!! They are a wonderful cookie with a light lime flavor that is just great!!!! They taste light and "fancy"! I would HIGHLY recommend this recipe! :)"

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