I had not made these cookies until now. I love citrus flavors and had limes on hand (as well as an extra egg yolk I needed to use) so decided to make these. They were simple, very basic and turned out relatively well considering that I did not know what to expect. Perhaps the most important thing is that people ate them.
KEY LIME COOKIES
Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
1/2 cup powdered sugar for dusting
Cream butter, sugar, egg, and egg yolk. When smooth, stir in lime juice and lime zest. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; blend into the creamed mixture. Form dough into ½-inch balls, and arrange on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. While cookies are still warm, sift powdered sugar over them.