Posted by: Texan Fri 4 Nov 2005 8:39 am
Source: Martha Stewart
Makes: 32; Prep time: 30 minutes; Total time: 90 minutes
To keep these cookies flaky and light, do not over mix the butter and sugars;
they should be combined but not be too soft when you add the remaining
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons grated lime zest (2 medium limes)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Lime Glaze Ingredients:
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
5 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
1. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light, scraping down
sides of bowl as needed. Add lime zest, lime juice, and salt; beat until
combined. Add flour; beat until dough is just combined.
2. Place dough on a 16-by-12-inch piece of parchment or wax paper. Using your
hands, shape into an 8-inch log; flatten into a rectangle (1 1/2 inches high and
2 1/2 inches wide). Fold paper over log; flatten sides against work surface.
Refrigerate dough until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
3. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Slice dough
crosswise 1/4 inch thick; place on sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway
through, until cookies are puffed and barely golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer
to a wire rack to cool; glaze.
4. To make Lime Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until
spreadable. Using back of a small spoon, spread about 1/2 teaspoon glaze on each