Melting Moments with Lime
Serves: Makes about 2 dozen
  • 1 cup bleached all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter, softened enough to be pliable
  1. Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, ¼ cup sugar, and lime zest in a medium bowl. Add butter; beat (or simple mix with hands) to form smooth dough.
  3. Drop dough by generous teaspoons onto a parchment (or silpat-lined) cookie sheet; roll into balls. Bake until cookie bottoms are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Place remaining sugar in a quart-size zipper-lock bag. Working a dozen at a time, drop cookies into sugar; shake to coat. Serve. (Can be stored in an airtight tin up to 1 week.)
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at