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Lime Zingers

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Butter; (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 c Granulated sugar
  • 2 ts Lime peel; finely shredded
  • 1/4 c Lime juice; (about 2 limes)
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c Brazil nuts or hazelnuts;
  • -finely chopped
  • 4 oz Cream cheese; softened
  • 1 c Sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tb Lemon or lime juice
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • Green food coloring


1. BEAT butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to
high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and beat till combined.
Beat in lime peel, the 1/4 cup lime juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla till
combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in
nuts and any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half.

2. ROLL each half of dough 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut
into desired shapes using 1- or 2-inch cookie cutters. Place cutouts on
ungreased cookie sheets.

3. BAKE in a 350 oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till light brown around edges.
Cool on wire racks.

4. FOR FROSTING, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, the 1 tablespoon lemon
or lime juice, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer
on medium speed till smooth; tint with green food coloring as desired.
Frost cookies. Pipe designs with white frosting, if desired.

NOTES : Shred only the green part of the lime peel; the white layer just
beneath it is bitter.

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