Key Lime Bites
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons Key lime juice
- 2 teaspoons grated Key lime zest
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup Key lime juice
- 1 teaspoon grated Key lime zest
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lime juice and zest. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts.
- Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients. Dip cookies in icing; allow excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 136 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 15, 2012
These cookies are always a hit but I bake them at 375 for 10 mins so they don't brown on the bottom as fast.
Dec 10, 2011
Are these suppose to have a soft center or be crunchy little bites. Baked for the stated time and they didn't seem done unless that's the way they are suppose to be -moist centers. ?
Sep 21, 2011
These little cookies are small little bites of a thousand hugs! TO GOOD. A must .
Mar 18, 2011
My husband loved these and is on a diet and told me I cannot make them again until he is off because he couldn't resist them! I found them to be sticky, but that is because I don't have a wire rack to drain them on. Would most definitely make again.