Recipe for Lime Meltaway Cookies
Josh's favorite treats are all lime based. When I saw Martha's recipe for Lime Meltaways, I knew I had to make them for my hubby!
Sometimes Martha's recipes annoy me because I think she tries on purpose to make things difficult. But not this one, the recipe was easy breezy! There were few ingredients and they were all basic.
Josh helped me out and rolled the dough into logs. He is good at it:) You have to chill the logs for at least an hour before baking. So this is a great cookie to make ahead of time...or have in the freezer!
After slicing and baking, you roll them in powdered sugar. This makes the cookies oh so pretty...and they really do melt in your mouth! Josh gave them his stamp of approval so I am calling this baking adventure a success!
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Grated zest of 2 limes (I used 2 ½)
2 tablespoons freshly squezzed lime juice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar until fluffy. Add lime zest, juice, and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, and salt. Add to butter mixture, and beat on low speed until combined.
3. Between two 8 by 12 inch pieces of parchment paper, roll dough into two 1 1/4-inch diameter logs. Chill at least one hour.
4. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place remaining 2/3 cup sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Remove parchment from logs; slice dough into 1/8-inch thick rounds. Place rounds on baking sheets, spaced 1 inch apart.
5. Bake cookies until barely golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool slightly 8 to 10 minutes. While still warm, place cookies in the sugar-filled bag; toss to coat. Bake or freeze remaining dough. Store baked cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
i've seen this recipe pop up a few places, they look delicious :)
Wowo the thought of eatin them makes me drool. Looks so yummy delicious.
Those sound so good! I love lime flavor!!!
THese look really good!
These look fantastic, I made lemon meltaways at Christmas and loved them, I will try these!
Oooh, those do look mouthwatering!
I totally agree with you about Martha! These Lime Meltaway Cookies look really good and my hubby would definitely give them his stamp of approval ;o)
This looks so good. My husband loves lime, so I will have try these.
Oooh Ive never seen anything like that before. Look delish
Thanks for the comments! These are really good!
Bunny- I will have to try lemon next time. Great idea!
meltaways....i am salivating! lol...
Any cookie rolled in powdered sugar is a keeper in my book! They look delicious!
So glad you liked these. They have been on my "baking to do list" for a few weeks. I think they look so yummy! And now that you have given the thumbs up I will have to add the ingredients to my grocery list :)
Those meltaways look just scrumptious!
My jaw started to tingle when I saw all that glorious lime zest in the rolled dough! I love tart & tangy flavors.
Bridgett- Move these to the top of the list! Two thumbs up for sure!
Ingrid- I always add extra zest so you can really taste the lime!
Ooh, you've been posting some delicious-looking things! I would love to have some of your soup, with one of your Dad's potato rollsl, with these cookies for dessert. That would be a perfect dinner for tonight...heck, it would be a perfect lunch RIGHT NOW.
I really like slice-and-bake cookies. The only ones I make often are those ridiculously complicated checkerboard cookies at Christmastime. If I bookmark more easy-breezy ones like this, I would probably make them more often!
Now this is my kind of cookie. I love lemon or lime desserts. Thanks for the recipe.
These are wonderful little cookies! I've made this recipe myself before. You did a great job with them. I love the little flecks of lime.
I like the lime flavor, very original. They look wonderful!
Audrey- Sounds like a great meal to me! I hope you try these cookies!
StickyGooeyCreamyChewy- I am glad you have made these and had success as well!
WOW... I really like the sound and look of those Lime Meltaways!! They look very scrummy!!
I just love those lime zest speckles. Looks delicious!
Wow those look and sound amazing!
These looks really, really good!
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oh my gosh - lime cookies? that sounds so refreshing!
and what a sweet wifey you are to make them for your hubby :)
may i add you to my blogroll? i love your creations!
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These look so good! And I agree with the Martha comment about her purposely making some recipes difficult!
you know what I love best about these cookies? the meltaway part.....ahhhh
The thought of them just melting in my mouth...
These look yummy- You're right I think she tries to make things more difficult thatn they are just so she can feel inferior when others have a hard time. oh, that Martha!
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Those look terrific!
wow, sounds really good! I love cookies that will melt in your mouth.
I agree w/ mArtha being too fussy sometimes. These do look yummy and easy!
Thanks for your comment on my on my Super Bowl Baking Party. It was alot of work, but well worth it!
These cookies look delicious! Lime is one of my favorite flavors to bake with, so I will have to give these a try for sure. Glad your husband enjoyed them :)
They look great! I love limes.
Everytime I put lemons on the grocery list, hubby comes home with limes because he hates how expensive lemons are this year. (almost a dollar each now - Canadian!)
Oh yumm my mouth is watering right now!! I love the lime zest in there.
I'm not into limes, but these look neat!
And I thought I was the only one who thought Martha tried to make some things harder on purpose!!!
These look amazing- love the green speckles! My Josh loves all things lime too!
I can't believe I've never had a lime dessert...nor have I ever tried any of Martha's recipes :P, these look divine, I have had lemon flavored ones and they're quite tasty.
I've tried this recipe and it is really great. Your's look very tempting!
Hahaha! I'm not too fond of Martha-- that is the first time I've heard that said about her recipes, though. Will have to look out for them more closely :) BUT the cookies look amazing, and they seem to be extremely popular too!
Melt in the mouth, huh? Sounds great. I do know what you mean about Martha, that's how I feel about Emeril sometimes.
Mmm, cookies that melt away and look like little snowflakes - they're adorable.
Of course these look fantastic..and w/lime - wow!
These lime meltaways look and sound really good!
Martha, making things more difficult on purpose? You think? :-) These look great! Perfect for the lime love, or even just the lime liker. Yum!
No way. I made those last week. How funny! They were melty. Yours look fab!
never tried one, but will definitely give it a try soon... :)
These look pretty, I bet they'd be good with lemon too!
so, i go to leave you a little comment and you guys are up to 50+? sheesh! rock on!
ps. tried giatta's lemon ricotta cookies with lemon sugar glaze, used ice cream scoop to make larger size as the reviews said they're more scone-like, threw in a bunch of lime zest, thought of josh, and enjoyed them immensely! the scoop made 12 instead of 40! fun.fun.fun. try it, take pics, and post away.
Those look fantastic - I love that they're lime!
Those sound great! I love the zest in them! YUM!
oh maria. these would take me straight to summer even though it's only freezin' february. very nice. :)
Mmmm these are some of my FAVORITE cookies!
I love the little flakes of green in the dough!
I just love these kind of cookies! They look fabulous.
Wow! Those look delicious and like a bit of summer on a plate.
Wow, lemon bursts in each bite! These are looking fabulous!!!!
Oh my goodness these look so good. I've never had lime in a cookie before.
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