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Key Lime Sugar Cookies

February  8, 2020
Photo by SliceOfHoney
Author Notes

A vibrant take on a classic sugar cookie. —SliceOfHoney

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 17 minutes
  • Makes 30 cookies
Ingredients
  • For the Cookies
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons key lime zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the Icing
  • 2 tablespoons fresh key lime juice
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and lime zest until light in color.
  4. Add in egg, vanilla and salt and beat to combine.
  5. Gradually add in flour mixture, stopping to scrape the bowl periodically.
  6. Roll cookie dough into 1” balls then place on parchment covered cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between cookies.
  7. Bake 15-17 minutes or until edges are slightly golden. Let cookies cool completely before adding icing.
  8. For the icing: pour lime juice into a small bowl. Gradually whisk powdered into lime juice until fully incorporated and smooth (no lumps). Spoon icing onto cookies as desired.

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