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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1

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.

Everyday Food, July/August 2004

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
Makes: 32
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Ingredients

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For the Glaze

Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Reviews (7)

46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
06/17/2010
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!!
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06/11/2010
EASY RECIPE AND SOUNDS DELICIOUS!!! WILL TRY IT ASAP!!!! THANKS!!
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09/24/2008
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.
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08/08/2008
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.
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06/28/2008
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
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06/18/2008
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.
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11/13/2007
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!