BSI Lime Challenge and Kooky Cooky Challenge

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This weeks BSI was hosted by Jen of My Kitchen Addiction and she picked lime as the secret ingredient. I knew immediately what I wanted to make when she announced this.  Since I have been pouring over the Martha Stewart Cookie cookbook nonstop lately I had my eye on a lime cookie that sounded quite delicious.  As I suspected they turned out wonderful.  They were super easy to make and took very little time.  The most time consuming part was waiting for the cookies to get cold in the refrigerator.  During my wait time I cleaned and organized.  Seriously it seems no matter how hard I try and work my house could always use a little more organization.  Why? Why and how do I accumulate so much crap! I swear one of these days I’m going to throw away half of everything I own and set a new rule that says anytime I want something new I have to get rid of something old. There is not need for the amount of crap I own.   Ok sorry about the rant.  I realize it’s certainly not something you want to hear. It’s just annoying that’s all.  Ok back to the cookies. As I stated before they were delicious.  I tried them without the powdered sugar and they were ok, but with the powdered sugar they turned into a yummy little sweet melt in your mouth cookie….mmmmm.  The lime zest added a lot of summertime flavor that really livened up the cookie.  The great part is that you can play around with this recipe and try all sorts of juices and zests.  I think blood orange would be sorta interesting to try. I’m also using this recipe for my Kooky Cooky Challenge. This is now the second recipe I have made. That means there is only 173 recipes left…hooray! One day they will all get made 🙂 Enjoy!

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Lime Meltaways

Ingredients:

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter - room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
Finely grated zest of 2 limes
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions:

Put butter and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add lime zest and juice and vanilla, and mix until fluffy.

Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl. Add to butter mixture, and mix on low speed until just combined.

Divide dough in half. Place each half on an 8-by-12-inch sheet of parchment paper. Roll in parchment to form a log 1 1/4 inches in diameter, pressing a ruler along edge of parchment at each turn to narrow log. Refrigerate logs until cold and firm, at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove parchment from logs; cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Space rounds 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies until barely golden, about 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool slightly, 8 to 10 minutes. While still warm, toss cookies with remaining 2/3 cup sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

12 Responses to “BSI Lime Challenge and Kooky Cooky Challenge”

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    These cookies look fantastic! Even if they aren’t the winning BSI recipe, I think I will have to give them a try. Perfect for summer! Thanks for submitting these for the challenge.

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    jenn (Bread + Butter) — August 9, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I’d be impatient too, if I had to wait for cookies to cool down. LOL. Great recipe. Gotta love lime right?

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    Donna — August 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I have made these before and loved them. Thanks for reminding me I need to make them again soon!

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    Barbara — August 9, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I have Martha’s cookie book too and have been wanting to bake them. I want to bake them even more now!

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    Blond Duck — August 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Those look fantastic!

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    nora@ffr — August 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    m sure u will win!! this is great!! and m sure these cookies will taste heavenly delish!!
    cheers!!

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    Nicole — August 10, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Wow! I can’t tell you how good these sound right now. They look so yummy!

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    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — August 10, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    The lime meltaways look delightful! Yum!

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    Reeni — August 10, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I can only imagine how yummy these are! I love sugar with lime – and the way it melts in your mouth with the sweet and tart. So divine. I haven’t forgotten – e-mail forthcoming!

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    chayacomfycook — August 11, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I forgot to keep this recipe when we had the BSI. I want to make these. I have never made anything, in terms of a cookie, with lime. Thanks.

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    Heavenly Housewife — August 12, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I want to try this one, it bet its delish. I bet it would disappear into my belly very quickly though! Sorry to hear u are allergic to tahini. I love sesame. Still, if your hummus recipe is so good that you would deal with an allergy for it, please send me the recipe!!!

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