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Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries Recipe
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Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries Recipe

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This fresh, sweet-tart cookie also works with dried cranberries and orange zest. I freeze the dough for up to a month. —Abigail Bostwick, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 56 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 52 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in lime peel and extracts. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in cherries.
  2. Divide dough in half; shape each into a 7-in.-long roll. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 3-4 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  4. Freeze option: Place wrapped logs in resealable plastic freezer bag; freeze. To use, unwrap frozen logs and cut into slices. If necessary, let dough stand a few minutes at room temperature before cutting. Bake as directed. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p69

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 52 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Reviews for Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"Great cookies! I increased the lime zest a bit for more flavor, but over all these were wonderful. I will definitely be trying some of the variations."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"easy to make, nice to have on hand in refrigerator/freezer. watch carefully, cherries burn easily. lime goes well with cherries. short."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"These were unbelievably delicious. Kept them refrigerated for 2 days and had no problem slicing. I made the orange /cranberry version and is a huge hit with the family. Doubled the recipe and it made 6.25 dozen."

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"In response to the review posted by mazoboy , while there would only be 54 servings & the yield stated does read ABOUT 4 1/2 dozen, the review is not about someone's math skills. Please try to confine yourself to reviewing the recipe only. Great shortbread Abigail !"

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Nice cookie, but 4-l/2 dozen doesn't yield 56 servings."

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