Lime Cookies

A while ago, a friend brought these cookies to a party and I could not get over how delicious they were. I quickly requested her recipe and have found myself making these cookies for everything from birthday parties to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. They are refreshing, and limey – perfect for those times when chocolate chip just won’t cut it.

Lime Cookies-1Lime Cookies-4INGREDIENTS:

Cookies
½ cup butter, room temperature
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lime zest and 3 tablespoons lime juice
1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lime zest
1½ to 3 tablespoons lime juice, depending on desired consistency

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg, vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice until combined.
3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until incorporated.
4. Fold in white chocolate chips.
5. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet. 6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not over-bake. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
7. Prepare glaze by combining powdered sugar and lime zest in a bowl. Add lime juice until desired consistency. Spoon glaze over the top of the cookies and allow to set at room temperature until dry.Lime Cookies-7Lime Cookies-3

adapted from dessert now dinner later

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