Lime Zingers

Finely shredded lime peel and lime juice provide a bright burst of citrus in these soft vanilla cookies.

1,227views
3 users rated this recipe an average rating of 5.0
Yields:
72 cookies
Prep:
40 mins
Bake:
8 mins 350°F per batch
Rate me!


Lime Zingers

Ingredients
1/4
cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
3/4
cup finely chopped Brazil nuts or hazelnuts (filberts)
1/2
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1
cup sifted powdered sugar
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
teaspoon vanilla
 
Green food coloring

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and beat until combined. Beat in lime peel, the 1/4 cup lime juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the nuts. Divide dough in half.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 1- to 2-inch cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes. Place cutouts on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.
  3. For frosting, in a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, the 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Tint with green food coloring. Spread onto cookies. Makes 72 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

(Lime Zingers)
    Per serving:
  • 62 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 9 mg chol.,
  • 31 mg sodium,
  • 6 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Your Comment:
close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...