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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Lime Meltaway Cookies

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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 eas
y 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 gr
eat 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!

Lime Meltaways
Martha Stewart

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.

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Blogger Unknown said...

i've seen this recipe pop up a few places, they look delicious :)

6:34 AM  
Blogger Finla said...

Wowo the thought of eatin them makes me drool. Looks so yummy delicious.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

Those sound so good! I love lime flavor!!!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

THese look really good!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

These look fantastic, I made lemon meltaways at Christmas and loved them, I will try these!

6:48 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Oooh, those do look mouthwatering!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

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)


7:12 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

This looks so good. My husband loves lime, so I will have try these.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Beth (jamandcream) said...

Oooh Ive never seen anything like that before. Look delish

7:20 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks for the comments! These are really good!

Bunny- I will have to try lemon next time. Great idea!

7:29 AM  
Blogger Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

meltaways....i am salivating! lol...

7:46 AM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

Any cookie rolled in powdered sugar is a keeper in my book! They look delicious!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

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 :)

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those meltaways look just scrumptious!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

My jaw started to tingle when I saw all that glorious lime zest in the rolled dough! I love tart & tangy flavors.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

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!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Audrey said...

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!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Now this is my kind of cookie. I love lemon or lime desserts. Thanks for the recipe.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Susan @ SGCC said...

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.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I like the lime flavor, very original. They look wonderful!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

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!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

WOW... I really like the sound and look of those Lime Meltaways!! They look very scrummy!!

Rosie x

9:36 AM  
Blogger Veron said...

I just love those lime zest speckles. Looks delicious!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Wow those look and sound amazing!

10:02 AM  
Blogger April said...

These looks really, really good!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Pearl said...

hi! thanks for visiting :)

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!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Pearl- Of course you can add us! Thanks for stopping by!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

These look so good! And I agree with the Martha comment about her purposely making some recipes difficult!

10:34 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

you know what I love best about these cookies? the meltaway part.....ahhhh

10:46 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

The thought of them just melting in my mouth...

10:51 AM  
Blogger Monica H said...

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!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment! I hope you'll come back :-)

12:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Those look terrific!

12:18 PM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

wow, sounds really good! I love cookies that will melt in your mouth.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

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!

1:03 PM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...


1:06 PM  
Blogger Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

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 :)

1:29 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

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!)

2:18 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

Oh yumm my mouth is watering right now!! I love the lime zest in there.

2:23 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I'm not into limes, but these look neat!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

And I thought I was the only one who thought Martha tried to make some things harder on purpose!!!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

These look amazing- love the green speckles! My Josh loves all things lime too!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

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.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I've tried this recipe and it is really great. Your's look very tempting!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

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!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Melt in the mouth, huh? Sounds great. I do know what you mean about Martha, that's how I feel about Emeril sometimes.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

Mmm, cookies that melt away and look like little snowflakes - they're adorable.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Darius T. Williams said...

Of course these look fantastic..and w/lime - wow!

6:04 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

These lime meltaways look and sound really good!

7:00 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Martha, making things more difficult on purpose? You think? :-) These look great! Perfect for the lime love, or even just the lime liker. Yum!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

No way. I made those last week. How funny! They were melty. Yours look fab!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

never tried one, but will definitely give it a try soon... :)

7:37 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

These look pretty, I bet they'd be good with lemon too!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

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! try it, take pics, and post away.

8:46 PM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

Those look fantastic - I love that they're lime!

10:36 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

Those sound great! I love the zest in them! YUM!

3:46 AM  
Blogger grace said...

oh maria. these would take me straight to summer even though it's only freezin' february. very nice. :)

5:30 AM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmmm these are some of my FAVORITE cookies!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love the little flakes of green in the dough!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I just love these kind of cookies! They look fabulous.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Wow! Those look delicious and like a bit of summer on a plate.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, lemon bursts in each bite! These are looking fabulous!!!!

3:15 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Oh my goodness these look so good. I've never had lime in a cookie before.

7:03 PM  

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