Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lime Shortbread with tangy glaze



Well it’s the weekend, Friday is always a little more relaxed until something breaks at the last minute…Does this happen where anybody else works? Seems like a pretty common I.T. thing, and yes I am in I.T. To be specific; I program the telephone system here from my Indigo art covered cubicle. I have been doing this for years; I call myself the “phone girl”.

A few days ago a co-worker mentioned his birthday and I asked him what his favorite dessert is, he replied “Key Lime Pie”. My wheels were turning thinking of things I could make with Lime flavor, but dropping the pie portion. You might have noticed the Orange Shortbread I made earlier; since I had shortbread on the brain I decided to make it Lime flavored. This is such a tongue twisting flavor with the citrusy glaze and I hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS FOR COOKIES, makes a butt ton of cookies

1 ½ cups of all purpose flour
½ cup powdered sugar
½ cup cornstarch
1 cup butter, softened
1 tbs lime juice
2 tsp of lime zest

INGREDIENTS FOR GLAZE

1 ¼ cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp lime zest
2-3 tbs lime juice

You will want to combine the flour, powdered sugar and cornstarch in medium bowl. Set aside while we work on the rest. In another bowl beat butter at a medium/high speed until creamy. Once creamy add in you flour mixture by using a spatula or if you have a *fancy* mixer turn it down to a very low speed until a dough forms.

Once dough is formed you will want to divide the dough in half and roll into logs. I then placed it in the freezer for about 20 minutes so I could cut little cookies….like so



These cookies were baked at 350 for about 10 minutes.

Here are the “naked ones”



If your prefer your shortbread with clothing, make the glaze by combining your powdered sugar, zest & juice with a wire whisk. I then used a small spoon to cover each cookie with a dollop of glaze. You can place your cookies in the fridge so the glaze set’s up or just leave them be for about 30 minutes.

“not naked” shortbread





Enjoy your weekend & happy baking, sleeping, smiling, flower picking, fruit eating, kid chasing, wine sipping & bad tv watching!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Magnificent shortbread cookies! I adore baked goods flavored with lime.

Cheers,

Rosa