Friday, March 25, 2011

Lime Shortbread Cookies

     This is a basic shortbread recipe I just added lime to and really liked the flavor.  A pastry blender works great when you are trying to incorporate flour into butter.  This one was my grandmothers, the newer ones have a place for your thumb which helps if your mixture is thicker.

Lime Shortbread

1 c butter, softened
1/2 c sugar
zest of 2-3 limes

with pastry wire blend them together

2 1/2 c flour

then blend in flour till crumbly, turn onto saran wrap and press together

Press into shortbread pan or baking dish till about 1/2 inch deep, then score the dough to the shapes you want to cut the cookies into.

I used round cake pan and this recipe filled 2 cake pans.

bake at 325 for 20 min or just starting to brown on edges

let cool, they are good this way but for added lime flavor mix powdered sugar with the lime juice from the 2 limes to form glaze and drizzle over shortbread.

1 comment:

  1. I have since made this recipe with grapefruit and enjoyed it just as much.