1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 lime all of the juice and zest
1 1/2 cups flour
1-2 drops green food coloring*
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.