Thursday, March 21, 2013

You Put the Key Lime in the Cookie and Shake it All Up

While visiting Jeff in White Salmon, WA one of his new friends mentioned Key Lime Pie. Well that started a ball rolling talking about Key Lime everything. Growing up in Florida I have always been a Key Lime fan. I just didn't feel like making meringue and lets face it, Key Lime Pie just isn't right without meringue. 

So leads me to the cookie. Oh the glorious cookie. Sort of a mildly sweet citrus taste. 


1/2 cup butter
1 & 1/8 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
around 2 cups of AP flour (enough to get the right consistency, start with 1 1/2 cups and gradually add the rest at the end)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 + 2 tbsp Nellie and Joe's Key Lime Juice (DO NOT SUBSTITUTE unless you have fresh key limes)
the zest of one large lime or 3 key limes
Confectioners sugar for dusting


Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs, lime juice, and salt. 
Sift together flour and baking powder. Gradually add in. 

Add in extra flour if needed to get kind of a loose play dough consistency. Not quite stiff but not runny.  

Drop onto a non-stick or VERY lightly greased baking sheet in about 1 tsp amounts. 

Bake at 350F for around 10 minutes. The tops will turn just a tiny touch darker and they'll puff up and kind of shape into these cute rounds. If they spread thin at the edges, don't grease the sheet. 

Take off the sheet and place on a clean towel to cool. Let them cool about 5 minutes and dust with powdered sugar lightly. 

Oh sooo good! 

I would post a picture but I ate them all. My sincere apologies.

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