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Key limes are smaller than the more familiar Persian limes, and their skins are yellower in color. High in vitamin C, key limes mature in the summer months, but are generally available year-round in larger supermarkets and specialty-food stores.

Martha Stewart Living, September 1998, Desserts 1998, Martha Stewart Living Television, Episode 6011

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Makes 24
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  • Place flour, confectioners' sugar, granulated sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until well combined. Add butter, and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add lime extract, and pulse just enough to mix.

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  • Transfer the dough to a clean work surface, and flatten, forming a disk. Wrap the dough in plastic, and transfer to refrigerator; chill until very firm, at least 2 hours.

  • Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Roll out the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using a 1 3/4-inch fluted cookie cutter, cut the dough into squares. Place squares on the prepared baking sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart.

  • Bake until just golden, 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • To assemble the sandwiches, place 1 teaspoon key lime curd on the underside of half of the cooled squares. Top the curd with the remaining squares to form little sandwiches. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes, and serve.

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
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06/01/2011
I don't have a food processor, can i put this on low speed in my stand mixer? I'm sure i could use a biscuit cutter, thought the stand mixer would be faster.
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07/25/2008
these came out great, but my dog ate more than half off them from the counter while they were cooling, and i was not going into curd-mode just for 12 cookies - sure it would have been delicious though