Lime Sugar Cookies

lime sugar cookies

Lime Sugar Cookies

These lime sugar cookies are very good.  These cookies are slightly thin, perfectly crunchy, and not too sweet.  The lime flavor is not overpowering.  I bet these would be good made with other citrus fruits (lemon, orange, tangerine, etc…). 

Lime Sugar Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest (from about 3 lime)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 large egg
powdered sugar for dusting cookies

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.  In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and lime zest with an electric beat until light and fluffy.  Beat in lime juice and egg until well combined.  Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined.

With lightly floured hands, roll tablespoons of dough into balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on baking sheet.  Dip a fork into flour and then slightly flatten the balls with the back of the fork.

Bake cookies for 12 minutes.  With a spatula, immediately transfer cookies to a rack to cool.  Dust the cookies lightly with powdered sugar.

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