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  • 9 Ratings

Enjoy tasty lime cookies without the guilt! At just over 100 calories, these cookie thins are the perfect light cookies when you’re craving something sweet. Top with lime frosting for extra tang.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
bake:
11 mins at 350°per batch
Servings:
42
Yield:
about 42 cookies
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Lime Lights

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°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.

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  • 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.

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  • Bake for 11 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

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  • Spread or drizzle cookies with Lime-Cream Cheese Icing. If desired, sprinkle with lime peel.

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.

Nutrition Facts (Lime Lights)

109 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 14mg; sodium 46mg; potassium 23mg; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 0g; sugar 5g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 163IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 13mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 7mg; iron 0mg.

Lime-Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Reviews

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0