Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lime-Glazed Cookies

Man, this is a busy time of year. Not much posting going on lately. I guess life takes priority and that is okay.

I love icing. I could take the icing and leave the cake sometimes. I love when brownies and cookies have icing. Here is a little cookie with a icing glaze. It is tart and sweet and zesty and most importantly, yummy!

Lime-Glazed Cookies

1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. finely grated lime zest (about 2 limes)
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups flour
Lime Glaze (recipe below)

Beat butter and both sugars in a electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Scrap down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add lime zest and juice, and salt; beat until combined. Add flour; beat until just combined.
Turn out dough onto a large piece of waxed paper. Using your hands, shape the dough into an 8-inch log; flatten round log into a rectangle log about 1 1/2 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. Flatten sides against work surface. Wrap and freeze or refrigerate until dough is firm- at least one hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place dough about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until cookies are puffed and barely golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cook completely. When cool spread with about 1 teaspoon Lime Glaze. Cookies should be eaten same day they are glazed.

Lime Glaze

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. finely greated lime zest

In a small bowl whisk all ingredients together until spreadable. Mine was a little thin and I had to add more powdered sugar. Make it the consistency you like for glaze. I prefer not runny but still pourable.


bec said...

I am sorry to say I do not share your love of frosting. I DO however share your love of "yum." And this recipe seems to fall in that category. If/when life slows down, I might just try some of these myself! Hooray for a new post! I love this blog!!! ;)

Hannah said...

I love lime. I think I will make these for our RS cookie exchange next week. love you!

Hillary said...

I love citrusee and zestee food. I will have to try these. I have been thinking about you lately while I am making my chocolates and toffee. I sure miss Grandma at times like this, but am so happy she passed this legacy down to us. Good luck with your candy making.

Reeni said...

The icing makes it for me too. I love the lime in this, so refreshing!

bec said...

So I have been eating lime-glazed cookies every day for over a month now.* (I only get my recipes from you, baby!) Are you going to post something new, so I can incorporate variety in my diet? Eh? Eh? ;)


Shanna said...

Mindy this is so cool. And these cookies look really good.