I’ve been wanting to make shortbread cookies for a while now, but all of the recipes I could find had more than one stick of butter and plenty of sugar. However, I found this recipe that sounded perfect since I have a lime tree and didn’t know what to do with seven limes. So I decided to make the cookies and I was happy with the end result. After seeing how good they turned out, I decided to sprinkle some with powdered sugar, others with chocolate and a few with a lemon glaze. The cookies are easy to make, they’re cute, and customizable.
Here are the ingredients and steps to follow!
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
7 tbsp unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
zest of 3 or 4 limes
1 1/2 tbsp of lime juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Mix the flour, sugar, salt and lime zest.
- Cut in the butter until the texture is coarse (size of small peas.)
- In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, vanilla and lime juice.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until the dough starts to come together.
- Place the dough on a floured surface. Cut the dough in half.
- Roll the dough into two cylinders. You can make the cylinders as thick as you like since the cookies do not expand.
- Once rolled out, wrap the dough cylinders in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice the chilled dough into small rounds and place them on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cookies are firm and the edges of the cookies are golden brown.
- Sprinkle with some powdered sugar, lime zest, lime glaze or chocolate. Enjoy!