I just love lemon and lime dishes. I discovered this recipe on one of my favourite blogs (Not So Humble Pie). It is a simple recipe, it can be prepared in advance and the taste is just fantastic! The acidic lime-flavour really comes through and the texture is light and crumbly. Might just be my new favourite cookie. And luckily I still have half of the dough in the freezer so I can make a new batch in an instant...
175g butter (room temperature)
60g powedered sugar
zest of 2 limes
2 Tbsp of lime juice
0.5 Tbsp concentrated vanilla extract
20g corn starch
0.2 Tsp salt
Using a hand held mixer beat together the butter and powedered sugar until it is fluffy and becomes whitish. Add the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla extract and salt and continue to beat for a few moments until everything is mixed together nicely.
Combine the flour with the starch and sift into the bowl with the butter mix. Carefully blend everything with the hand held mixer until the dough comes together.
Form a roll of about 3-3.5cm diameter (easier if you part the dough into two portions) and chill it in the fridge for at least an hour. As mentioned before, the dough can also be frozen.
Pre-heat the oven to 170°C. Cut the roll into 5mm thick pieces and bake for about 15 min.
The cookies can be sprinkled with powedered sugar, but I prefer them without extra sugar (except for the pictures).
Oh, by the way - this is what happens if you mess up the whitebalance on your camera...