Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas Cookies - Key Lime Meltaways



These never last long.

½ c powdered sugar
1 c unsalted butter
1 T key lime juice
Zest of 3 key limes (or 1 lime)
1 ½ c flour
½ c cornstarch
¼ t salt

½ c cream cheese
¼ c butter
¼ c powdered sugar
1 T key lime juice

Cream sugar & butter together.  Mix in lime juice and zest.

Sift together flour, cornstarch, & salt. 

Stir flour mixture into butter mixture.  Chill 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Drop dough by teaspoon size on to paper.  Indent top of dough with thumb to create nest for frosting.  Bake 10-12 minutes, or until set.  Do not allow to brown or spread – fragile cookies.

Cool on baking rack before frosting.

Cream together:  cream cheese and butter, scraping sides to avoid any lumps.  Mix in powdered sugar and key lime juice.  Frost cookies. 

Store in refrigerator or freeze.