Key-Lime Butter Cookies Recipe

Key-Lime Butter Cookies Recipe
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Key-Lime Butter Cookies Recipe

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I love limes so much that if a recipe calls for lemons I almost always use limes instead. With their pretty green color, these are perfect for Christmas—you can also make them as sandwich cookies and use lime curd for the filling.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Key lime or regular lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • Green decorating gel, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lime peel and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour and cornstarch; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 1/4-in. thickness with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, lime juice and peel. Brush over cookies. Let stand until set. If desired, decorate with gel just before serving. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Key-Lime Butter Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014, p2-5

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Key lime or regular lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • Green decorating gel, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lime peel and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour and cornstarch; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 1/4-in. thickness with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, lime juice and peel. Brush over cookies. Let stand until set. If desired, decorate with gel just before serving. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Key-Lime Butter Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014, p2-5

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