Lime Meltaways
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Soft, delicate lime cookies with a simple lime glaze.
Serves: 30 cookies
For the Cookies:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • zest of 2 limes
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For the Glaze (optional):
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • sprinkles, if desired
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the butter, powered sugar, lime zest and vanilla extract, on medium-high speed, for five minutes, until well combined. Gradually add in the flour and the salt, then beat for another few minutes, until a thick dough has formed.
  3. The original recipe calls for piping the dough out onto the baking sheet with a size 804 round tip, but I didn't have this and just not using a tip didn't work, so I used a small ice cream scoop, about the size of 2 teaspoons, to scoop out the dough and place on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart (they won't spread much).
  4. Bake until edges are light golden and cookie dough is dry to the touch, about 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool, then whisk together your extra powdered sugar and lime juice and drizzle the glaze over the cookies. Sprinkle with sprinkles if you like, and serve. These will keep well in an airtight container (once the glaze has dried) for up to 2 days (they will also freeze well, unglazed, for a few months).
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at