Remember To Make Memories At The Table

Remember To Make Memories At The Table

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lime Tea Cookies

My sister, Joan, is the baker in the family. Oh, she can cook a darn good meal, but baking is her forte. Having arrived at her home in Cape Coral, Florida, for a week, I wasn't surprised to find a freshly baked batch of Scones and the most moist, buttery lime cookies.  These delectable tea cookies have the perfect balance of sweet & tang.  I took the recipe home and put it in a drawer....until a neighbor gifted me with a bag of gorgeous limes from her fruit tree. Thanks Felicia! The tree produces limes, lemons and oranges, alternating the fruits every 4 months. I hope I'm remembered at the next harvest.
I took these cookies to our community's monthly Wine Social. I knew they were a hit & a keeper when even the men commented on the delicious flavor.  I hope you enjoy these cookies that are easy to make and filled with the taste of spring!  Joan, thanks for another great treat, so what if I now have to walk an extra mile to fit into my shorts. It's worth it.

Lime Tea Cookies
2 teaspoons lime juice (must be fresh squeezed)
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons of lime zest
1 3/4 cups of AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 2 teaspoon of fresh lime juice with the milk. Set aside for 5 minutes. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, powder, soda) and blend well. Set aside.
note the specks of lime zest
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup of sugar until light & fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in lime zest and milk mixture. Add dry ingredients into creamed mixture and blend.
Light in color
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie trays. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are light brown. The color of cookies will be very light.
Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely before glazing.
Simple glaze
Prepare glaze by combining powdered sugar and fresh lime juice. Mix well and brush onto cooled cookies. Add a bit of green food coloring to some glaze and glaze a few cookies green for effect.
Makes approx. 3 dozen cookies
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Enjoy! & Remember to Make Memories At The Table