If you don’t know me very well, then you probably don’t know my obsession with citrus fruits, especially lemons. I also love limes too. I can eat them whole (yep, including the rind.) I know it’s strange to some, but I’ve always been this way! Thanks mom, for craving and eating lots of lemons during pregnancy.
I was in Las Vegas last week for work and was especially enjoying Ketel One and Seven Up with a lime. Off duty, of course. When I got home I was still on a lime kick so here we are.
If you’ve never had a meltaway cookie, please do try these. They’re tart, but the fact that they’re rolled in powdered sugar keeps it in check. 🙂 This recipe makes about 5 dozen cookies.
-12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
-1 cup confectioners’ (powdered) sugar
-Grated zest of 4 tiny or 2 large key limes
-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
-1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (I used vanilla bean paste!)
-1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
-2 tablespoons cornstarch
-1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and 1/3 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
Divide the dough in half.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut cookies 1/4 inch thick.
Allow to cool just a little (2-3 minutes) and toss in 2/3 cup powdered sugar. I used a zip loc to keep the mess to a minimum.