Welcome to Day 7 of 12 days of Christmas!
No more chocolate today, my friends. Today these cookies are all about limes. We need variety in our cookies, and a lime is something you don’t see often in a cookie. Sure I’ll have more chocolate cookies for you, but let’s focus on these lime meltaways. The name itself suggests they simply melt in your mouth, and they do. I love these cookies, such a refreshing change.
I made these lime meltaways last weekend and brought most of them to work. Everyone really enjoyed them. They are just delicious. Normally I like chocolate cookies, I’ll admit it, but these are a nice and refreshing change. You have to try them at least once, and the good thing is, this recipe will make you about 5 dozen cookies, so plenty that you can share with your friends and family.
- 1½ sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- zest of 2 limes
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbp vanilla extract
- 1¾ cups plus 2 tbsp flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- In a mixer, cream the butter and ⅓ cup of sugar until fluffy. Add lime zest, juice, and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt then add to the butter mixture and beat on low speed until combined.
- Roll dough into two 1¼ inch diameter logs and cover with wrap and chill for at least an hour.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchments or use a silpat. Place remaining ⅔ cup powdered sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Slice the dough into ⅛ inch thick rounds. Place cookies on baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
- Bake cookies until golden, about 15 minutes then cool on a wire rack. While still warm place the cookies in the sugar-filled bag, and toss to coat.
- You can store these for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.