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Lime Lights

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  • Makes: 42 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Yields: about 42 cookies
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Bake: 11 mins 350°F per batch

Lime Lights

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the 2 teaspoons lime peel, the lime juice, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the macadamia nuts. Divide dough in half.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.
  4. Spread or drizzle cookies with Lime-Cream Cheese Icing. If desired, sprinkle with lime peel.

From the Test Kitchen

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze unfrosted cookies for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw cookies, if frozen. Ice as directed.

Lime-Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla until combined. Beat in enough lime juice to reach spreading or drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Lime Lights)

    Per serving:
  • 109 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 14 mg chol.,
  • 46 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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