Mom always said, anything lime-flavored, was like
disinfectant to her. I say, I adore anything lime.
Needless to say, lime was a rarity in our house, when I was
growing up. Way back when, you
could purchase lime Life Savers by the roll ~ pure bliss, and I enjoyed my
share of them.
Then, when I had my very own kitchen, I made up for lost
time with limes ~ lime in lemonade, salad dressings, marinades, cakes,
stir-fries, drizzled over seafood, Key Lime Pie and Gin Rickey’s. Now, I hear that to get rid of a
headache, rub half of a lime over your forehead. I just might, the next time I have one. And then, there are these…
I need to find a lime-colored plate!
Delicious Key Lime Coins, a dainty little cookie. Not too sweet, and just a little
zesty. With their perfect balance
of sweet and tart, they will melt in your mouth. They have a light, crisp taste and a crunchy texture, while
a little dusting of confectioner’s sugar is the finishing touch.
They’re a scrumptious way to enjoy that great lime flavor, just
Ready to be baked
Key Lime Coins
¾ cup butter, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
2 tablespoons Key lime juice or lime juice
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1¾ cups flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar
In large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on
medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add the 1/3 cup powdered sugar, lime peel, lime juice, water
Beat until combined, scraping bowl.
Beat in flour, cornstarch and salt until combined.
Divide dough in half.
Shape each half into a 10-inch-long roll, wrap rolls plastic wrap.
Chill for at least 3 hours or for up to 2 days.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Using a sharp, thin-bladed knife, cut rolls crosswise into
Place slices 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until bottoms are just golden.
Cool on cookie sheets for 4 minutes.
Place the 2 cups powdered sugar in a large bowl.
Gently toss warm cookies, two or three at a time, in
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Makes 80 cookies.
Melt in your mouth goodness!
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My
Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes!