Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Citrus Meltaways

The first time I made these light little cookies was for a baby shower I hosted and they were a hit. I got the original recipe online from Martha Stewart and it calls for limes. But I have made MANY variations from her recipe. This time I used oranges, I have also used grapefruit and lemons!! I enjoy making them cause they are very simple and a fun twist on a cookie.
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
zest of two limes
2 Tbls. lime juice
1 Tbls. vanilla
1 3/4 cup + 2 Tbls sifted flour
2 Tbls. corn starch
1/4 tsp. salt
Beat butter and 1/3 cup of the powdered sugar till pale and fluffy. Add lime juice, lime zest and vanilla beat till blended. On low speed at flour, corn starch, and salt. Divide batter in half and roll into 1 1/4 inch logs on parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut into 1/4 inch rounds and bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes. While still warm toss in remaining powdered sugar!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Aisha! It's Shelby remember me? Your once upon a time pretend little sister :) I found your blog through Kendahl.

    These look/ sound AMAZING! My mouth is watering right now. Loving this blog!