This soft cookies recipe renders a very delicate and elegant result. The cookies are soft because of the cornstarch. The lime zest and juice give them a subtle tang that makes these quite special.
Remember, when you are making cookies you should always use unsalted butter at room temperature. The eggs should be room temperature as well. This means you have to plan ahead and take them out of the fridge a good 2 hours before you start. If you do this you will have a much smoother creamed butter — no cold chunks.
This dough is very soft and it needs to be refrigerated for a good 2 hours before you can slice it and bake it. Make sure you allot that time when you are looking at this recipe. You will be proud to add this soft cookie recipe to any of your cookie platters. These are also a divine gift from your kitchen. Melt-in-your-mouth tangy perfection.
Here is what you are going to need for this soft cookie recipe:
Makes 45 cookies
1 ¾ cup white flour + 2 TBS
½ tsp. salt
2 TBS cornstarch
¾ cup softened, unsalted butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 TBS lime zest
2 TBS lime juice – preferable freshly squeezed
1 TBS vanilla extract
FOR THE GLAZE:
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
2 ½ TBS lime juice
Green food coloring – optional
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Cream together the butter and confectioner’s sugar. Add the lime zest, lime juice and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
Form two balls with clean hands. Roll cookies out into two logs. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove cookies from fridge and cut 1/4th inch wide cookies. Place on a lined baking sheet – one inch apart. Bake cookies until just starting to brown for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cooling on baking sheet for a few minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool down completely.
Whisk the confectioner’s sugar, lime juice and green food coloring until uniform. Glaze the cookies using a spoon. Return to rack and allow glaze to harden. Serve and enjoy!
3 cookies no glaze – CALORIES 171.44; FAT 9.37 grs (sat 5.86; mono 2.40; poly 0.411); PROTEIN 1.72 grs ; FIBER 0.48 grs; CARBS 19.89 grs; CHOLESTEROL 24.42 mg; IRON 0.74 mg; SODIUM 79.44 mg; CALCIUM 6.12 mg