Monday, December 22, 2008

Lime Cookies

These are my favorite Christmas cookies. Mmmm. I have no problem sharing the rest of my cookies, but those? I save a bunch of them for myself. They are nice and crisp and limey. Yeah, I just made that word up. Oh and it's from some BH&H cookie recipe book.

Lime Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbs finely shreded lime peel
2 Tbs lime juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 recipe Sugar Topping

1. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally.

2. Beat in shredded lime peel and lime juice until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches aparton an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each to 1/4-inch thickness with the bottom of a glass dipped in Sugar Topping.

4. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack until cool. Makes about 48 (yeah right) cookies.

Sugar Topping: In a small bowl stir together 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 2 Tbs green decorating sugar, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg.

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