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Key Lime Sugar Cookies

Whole wheat based delicious key lime sugar cookies are rich in butter flavor and has melt in your mouth consistency
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rest Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Keyword: Key Lime cookie, Sugar cookie
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Eateries Delightful

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2-1 tsp key lime juice //optional

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup  powdered sugar
  • 2  tablespoons lime juice
  • Zest from a lime to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  • Slice the butter and place them in a large bowl. Combine sugar, salt, and flour with butter, and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Place the dough on a parchment paper, place another parchment paper on top of the dough, and roll it from left to right, rotate 90 deg, and roll again to a rectangle-shaped dough slab with 1/4th inch thick .Adjust the sides to get straight and smooth edges.
  • Cover and chill the rolled dough for at least 2 hours.
  • After removing the top layer of parchment paper, using a cookie cutter of your desired shape, make the cut out of the dough and refrigerate for another 10 mins. You can sprinkle sugar on the slices if needed.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Bake for 15 -18 mins or until edges turn lightly golden.
  • Straighten the edges of the cookies using scrapper immediately after removing the cookies from the oven.
  • Allow them to cool on a pan until the bottom is set, and then transfer to a wire rack.

Prepare the glaze

  • Whisk powered sugar and lime juice until transparent. Add lime zest.
  • drizzle tsp of glaze over each cookie, and then allow it to dry.

Notes

  • Room temperature butter is essential
  • Along with vanilla essence, you can also add almond extract or coconut extract for the depth of flavor.