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Key Lime Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 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 zest
  • Green decorating gel, optional

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lime zest 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 zest. Brush over cookies. Let stand until set. If desired, decorate with gel just before serving.

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