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Lime Spritz Cookies Recipe

Lime Spritz Cookies Recipe

The refreshing citrus flavor in these pressed cookies comes from lime gelatin. They're easy, festive and delightfully different— always a big hit at potlucks and luncheons.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:84 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Red and green colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough into desired shapes 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 14 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 64 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.