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Lime Meltaway Spritz

 Lime Meltaway Spritz
"These sweet tangy lime cookies really melt in your mouth," relates Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.