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Lime-Glazed Cookies

To keep these cookies flaky and light, do not overmix the butter and sugars; they should be combined but not be too soft when you add the remaining ingredients.

  • prep: 30 mins
    total time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • yield: Makes: 32

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest, (2 medium limes)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the Glaze

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 5 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest

Directions

  1. Step 1

    With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add lime zest, lime juice, and salt; beat until combined. Add flour; beat until dough is just combined.

  2. Step 2

    Place dough on a 16-by-12-inch piece of parchment or wax paper. Using your hands, shape into an 8-inch log; flatten into a rectangle (1 1/2 inches high and 2 1/2 inches wide). Fold paper over log; flatten sides against work surface. Refrigerate dough until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

  3. Step 3

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Slice dough crosswise 1/4 inch thick; place on sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are puffed and barely golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool; glaze.

  4. Step 4

    To make Lime Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until spreadable. Using back of a small spoon, spread about 1/2 teaspoon glaze on each cooled cookie.

Source
Everyday Food, July/August 2004

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Reviews (7)

  • 17 Jun, 2010

    The BEST if you like lime!!!! I made a powdered sugar, melted butter and a touch of milk for my glaze and they were incredible!!

  • 11 Jun, 2010

    EASY RECIPE AND SOUNDS DELICIOUS!!! WILL TRY IT ASAP!!!! THANKS!!

  • 24 Sep, 2008

    The cookies were great, very easy to make. The glaze will definately make you pucker. Next time I will try to make them without the glaze.

  • 8 Aug, 2008

    I made a platter of these along with a batch of Martha's Lemon Cornmeal (check the recipe finder: it's there) cookies, and served to a large summer crowd after a dinner. GREAT together, both easy, and both sweet/tart for a dessert adults and kids both loved.

  • 28 Jun, 2008

    These cookies are great! I added some fresh mint to the glaze and called them Mojito cookies. They really aren't that difficult to make either

  • 18 Jun, 2008

    I made these cookies today, and I agree with vinesal. They are really good summer cookies. I didn't have lime today, so I used a lemon instead.
    Everybody loved these cookies. They go well with any tea.
    not too sweet, and actually children didn't love them, but they were a big hit for LADIES.

  • 13 Nov, 2007

    These are terrific cookies! They were especially delicious during the summer! Many of my friends who don't like overly sweet cookies loved these!! Thank goodness I have a microplane zester--a must to make these!