Lime Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter softened

1 cup sugar

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 lime all of the juice and zest

1 1/2 cups flour

1-2 drops green food coloring*

GLAZE (optional):

1 tbsp butter melted

1 lime extract all of the juice

1/4-1/3 cup powdered sugar

Step 1: Zest

Cream butter and sugar with a mixer for 2-3 minutes.

Add soda, cream of tartar and salt and mix well.

Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

Zest a lime and add the zest to the dough.

Squeeze the juice out of the lime and add that to the mixture also.

Step 2: Chill

Add the flour and continue to mix. Chill dough in an airtight container for 2 hours.

Step 3: Scoop

Scoop the dough by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Roll each ball in a bowl of sugar until coated on all sides.

Place the cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.

If you want to glaze the tops of the cookies, add the glaze while the cookies are still warm. Enjoy!

Step 4: Optional Glaze

Mix the butter and lime juice together. Add the powdered sugar slowly while mixing with a fork until desired consistency is reached. This recipe only makes a small amount of glaze but it has a very strong flavor so you just need a tiny amount on each cookie. You can drizzle it with a spoon if the glaze is thin enough or you can make it a little bit thicker and spread it with a knife.

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    Alex in NZ

    21 days ago

    These look really nice! Thank you for sharing them :-)