Lime Crinkle Cookies with Glaze

Apparently the lemon version of these cookies won a competition in LDS Living magazine. So I stole the recipe & slightly altered it to make it “green” for St. Patrick’s Day coming up. These cookies are pretty tasty; exactly the soft chewy texture I was hoping for & I love the zesty flavor of the limes. Plus, I just really love LIME! I may just have 3 or so lime recipe posts coming up as an ode to my lime addiction!

 Lime Crinkle Cookies with Glaze
 Lime Crinkle Cookies with Glaze
Lime Crinkle Cookies with Glaze

Lime Crinkle Cookies with Glaze

Ingredients

Cookie:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp lime zest (or almost zest of one whole lime)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (1 lime)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Glaze:

  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • Neon Green Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lime zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix again.
  3. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly.
  4. Pour ⅓ cup powdered sugar onto a large plate. Scoop 1-inch balls of dough and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. (*If using a non-stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.)
  6. While cookies cool make glaze: In a separate bowl, combine ½ tsp lime zest, 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice, ⅔ cup powdered sugar, & 2-3 drops food coloring. Stir with a whisk. Using a spoon, drop a small amount on the top of each cookie & spread evenly with the back of the spoon. Continue until each cookie has been glazed. Let glaze harden, then store cookies in an airtight container.
Recipe altered from LDSLiving