This cookie is by far my Dad's favorite cookie in the whole wide world! On the other side of the spectrum this cookie almost changed my career path. One time while making these cookies about 11 or 12 years ago I burned my hand when pulling them out of the oven. I screamed "I AM NEVER PUTTING MY HAND IN A OVEN EVER AGAIN!!" Yeah luckily I got over that, I reach into ovens all day. Since lime meltaways are my dad's favorite cookie he begs me all the time to make them. I got the recipe while watching The Martha Stewart Show back in the day. When I was reading the new issue of Martha Stewart Magazine and saw the recipe it reminded me that I should be a good daughter and send some to my dad. It also helps that limes are on sale this weekend since it's Cinco De Mayo.
adapted from Martha Stewart
1 cup of Salted butter Softened to room temp
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3 small limes zested and juiced
1 TBS vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 TBS cornstarch
1/3 cup powdered sugar
|To get the most juice, first soften in the microwave for 15 sec, then roll on the counter.|
Traditionally this cookie is rolled into a log and then frozen, then sliced thin. But I am doing 2 other methods, first is rolling the dough between 2 pieces of parchment, then chilling for 30 min, after chilled use a cookie cutter.
|Since this cookie doesn't have raw eggs, it's a great batter to eat before baking!|
|Little Lime stars! Just melt in your mouth!|