Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Martha's Lime Meltaways

from Martha Stewart

These are a version of the Italian wedding cookies. The lime gives a great tang to the sweet sugar, and I love how dainty they look once you are finished.

12 Tbsp butter (156 grams)
1 cup confectioners sugar
zest and juice of 2 limes
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt

Cream butter and 1/3 cup of sugar until smooth. Add lime zest, lime juice and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients and mix into lime mixture. Roll the dough into two logs about 1 inch in diameter and chill in the fridge for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 (176 C). Once chilled, cut into 1/8 inch slices and place on a cookie sheet about one inch apart. Bake for 15 minutes or when the cookies are turning golden brown along the edges. Let cool for 1-2 minutes. Place the remaining 2/3 cup confectioners sugar in a ziplock bag. Shake the cookies in the bag to coat in sugar and serve.

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