|Key Lime Crackle Cookies|
Ok, so here I go again with the citrus desserts. I love lemon and lime desserts and was inspired when I stumbled upon this recipe which was originally a lemon cookie. I have done both and enjoy each flavor. The original recipe calls for only a tablespoon of fresh juice but I have found that we like a stronger lime or lemon flavor so I add more. In fact for this batch my husband said it could be even stronger so I made a light glaze with lime juice to drizzle over the top. More zest might give it more of a punch if you like a stronger flavor.
If you love the cool refreshing flavor of Key Lime then I hope you enjoy this wonderfully chewy cookie. Be careful though, it is hard to eat just one.
Servings = 44
Serving Size of dough = 1 heaping teaspoon
WW Pts. plus = 1 (without glaze)
1/2 C. butter, softened
1 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 -2 Tbsp. fresh Key Lime juice( I used 2)
1-2 tsp. lime zest
1 1/2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
Powdered sugar to roll dough
Glaze (If desired)
3 -4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
skim milk, add 1 Tbsp. at a time for desired consistency
Juice of 1/2 large lime(or lemon)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
- Spray a cookie sheet(s) with non-stick spray or use parchment paper
- Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy
- Add egg, vanilla, Key Lime juice, lime zest and beat well
- Add flour mixture in 2-3 batches, scraping sides. Beat until just combined.
- Roll heaping teaspoon sized balls of dough in powdered sugar. Just a dusting.
- Place dough on cookie sheets and press down with your thumb to flatten cookie
- Bake 9-11 minutes until they have a matte(not shiny) finish and are just barely starting to brown on the bottom.
- Drizzle with glaze if desired.