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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
40 mins
bake:
8 mins
total:
48 mins
Yield:
72 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

62 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 9mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 6g; protein 1g; sodium 31mg.
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