How to make it

  • Combine oil and lime zest.
  • Let stand covered for at least 30 minutes and up to several hours.
  • Reduce the lime juice in small sauce pan on stove top until it is reduced to 2 1/2 tablespoons down from the original 6.
  • It will probably darken in color. no worries.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat the oil mixture with the granulated sugar until well blended. Ad the butter beating until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in cooled lime juice and vanilla and lemon extract until well blended and smooth.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture to make a smooth dough.
  • If it seems to soft, let it rest to firm up.
  • If it is too dry, add a touch of water (up to a tbsp).
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Roll out each portion between sheets of parchment or wax paper until it is 1/4 inch thick.
  • Stack on baking sheets and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or freeze for 15, until very very cold.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Working one portion at a time, gently peel off top layer of wax paper and then pat back loosely in place, so it easy to remove later.
  • Invert the dough and remove the second sheet of wax paper.
  • Using a round cutter, 2 1/4 inch is best, cut out the cookies and then cut each round in half.
  • Using a thin off set pastry spatula, transfer the cookies to a baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  • Reroll scraps and continue cutting until all dough is used.
  • Bake one sheet at a time for 7 to 11 minutes until the cookies just barely color on the edges.
  • Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Make icing: Stir together confectioner's suar and 2 1/4 tabsp of lime juice until smooth and well blended.
  • Add sugar to get a piping consistency.
  • Put in a small decorating bag and pipe the icing on the cookies to mimic lime segments and pith around the outer edge of each half round.
  • Easier still, drizzle each cookie with the icing and call it a day.

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  • fuzzy 11 years ago
    Yummy cookies!!
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  • fishtrippin 11 years ago
    This sounds really fresh, and I just saw Key Limes in the store this week. Guess I'll buy them now. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Excellent......Can't wait to try these
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    sounds really good!
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  • markeverett 11 years ago
    They do sound delish! I'm gonna save this until we get some cooler weather here in Calif! (It was 109 here today!)
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    " It was excellent "
    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    Sounded so good my daughter is making these to take to work on Monday! YUM!
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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    I love these!
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  • krumkake 11 years ago
    Oh Notcho, what a wonderful tart little bite of heaven these sound like! This will be a good recipe for a lazy Saturday afternoon - and then I will try to not eat them all myself...thanks, my dear!!
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    " It was excellent "
    kidaria ate it and said...
    These sounds delectable. I am bookmarking this for later. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow sounds great gonna print thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    these are very good...especially with some sweet tea!
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