|Lime Meltaway Cookies|
It is cookie time, Brian has been looking for them to no avail and since I make them instead of buying them it was time to get these going.
Martha Stewart features in the June 2012 issue of the magazine carrying her name cookies that keep exceptionally well and are very suitable for shipping and this is on of them. I was attracted to it because it keeps well for 2 weeks in a sealed container. It ships well should I decide to make them and take them or send them someplace and I LOVE LIME. Reason enough to get busy and so I have.
1 1/2 sticks soft butter
1 C. powdered sugar divided (1/3 C. in the cookies and the rest to shake them in after baking.)
Finley grated zest of 2 limes
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 C. plus 2 T. all purpose flour
2 T. cornstarch
1/4 t. coarse salt
Beat the butter and 1/3 C. powdered sugar ( I added an additional 1 T. because I like it a little sweeter.)
on medium speed with an electric mixer for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add the lime zest, juice, and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
Whisk the flour, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl. Add to the butter mixture. Mix on low until combined well.
Note: These cookies were recommended as great to send to members of the military because they resist mold, stay fresh, and pack well.