With the holidays approaching, I've been working on lists of food items that I will have to take to all the annual get-togethers between now and New Years. One recipe that I've made every year for New Years' is Lime Cooler Cookies!!
There's nothing significant about New Years it's just the routine that I've fallen into. This past weekend, we had a Halloween party to go and I decided to break from tradition and make these January cookies in October. You know what, they tasted just as good in the Fall as they do in Winter!
For these cookies you will need:
3 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup of powdered sugar
3 TBS lime zest
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 TBS lime juice
What to do:
Whisk together the flour and sugar. With an electric mixer, beat together flour/sugar mixture with butter. It will be crumbly at first, but then will combine. Once combined, stir in cornstarch, vanilla and lime zest. Stir until well incorporated.
Preheat oven to 350.
Roll into approximately 3/4" size balls and place on baking pan.
Now for the fun part!
Take the bottom of a drinking glass and press balls down onto pan. Dip bottom of glass into granulated sugar then lightly press again onto pressed down cookie.
They'll end up looking like this after pressed down and with sugar press. Typically, I go back and sprinkle some extra sugar on the tops.
Bake for 13 - 15 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. (These won't turn golden brown, so don't wait until they do...if they do,they're burnt.)
Let cookies cool completely, whisk together your glaze to the consistency that it's spreadable. It doesn't need to be too thin that it will run, you want it spread it on the cookie and stay. (Adjust powdered sugar and lime juice to get it just how you wish.)
Chill in the fridge until glaze is set - at least 3-4 hrs before serving. Store in airtight container in the fridge.
These cookies are easy and SO good!! Try them out for the holiday season....I hear they're especially good for New Years!!