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Key Lime Butternut Cookies Recipe


Key Lime Butternut Cookies           
Recipe by: Pat



Ingredients:
1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons Key Lime juice
grated zest of 3 key limes, or zest of 1 lime
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Method:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium size mixing bowl, sift together the cornstarch, flour, salt and baking powder. In another mixing bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until smooth, fluffy and light, then add in the yolk. Key Lime juice and the zest. Slowly add in the sifted ingredients, continuing to mix after each addition. Mix in the walnuts. Drop by teaspoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool.

This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.

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