Key Lime Butternut Cookies
|Categories:||Cookies, Quick & Easy|
|Keywords:||nuts, lime, drop|
|1 c||unsalted butter, softened|
|1 1/2 c||granulated sugar|
|4 tsp||key lime juice|
|2 large||egg yolks|
|2 c||all purpose flour|
|1 1/2 Tbsp||cornstarch|
|2 tsp||(heaping) lime zest|
|1 c||toasted pecans, finely chopped|
|1 c||confectioners' sugar, sifted|
|2 tsp||key lime juice|
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DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat until blended well. Add key lime juice and continue beating until combined.
Combine flour, cornstarch and salt. Sift flour mixture into creamed mixture gradually. Once blended add lime zest and chopped nuts.Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets (grease them if you don't use parchment paper). Bake for 8-11 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Make icing with confectioners sugar and moisten with key lime juice until desired consistency. Dip tops of cooled cookies into icing and set on racks until icing is set.
Yield: Approximately 6-7 dozen cookies