Key Lime Meltaway Cookies

“Made with zesty key limes and just a handful of other ingredients, these Key Lime Meltaways will do what they promise – melt in your mouth! Topped with a cream cheese filling, these cookies are simple and easy to make."

- The Delicious Spoon

Key Limes

key ingredient:

Ingredients:

– 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature – 1 tbsp key lime juice – 3 tsp lime zest saving 1 tsp for decorating at the end. – 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – 1/2 cup powdered sugar – 1/2 cup cornstarch – 1/4 tsp salt Frosting Ingredients – 1/2 cup cream cheese softened – 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened – 1/2 cup powdered sugar – 1 tbsp key lime juice

Key Lime Meltaway Cookies

Yield

32 Cookies

Course

Dessert, Treat

Time

1 Hour 25 Minutes

Cuisine

North American

1. In a large bowl use an electric mixer to beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in the juice and zest.

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2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour.

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3. When ready to bake, heat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Use your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon to indent the tops of the cookie to create a "nest" for the frosting. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. They should not brown or spread and will be quite fragile. Let rest a minute on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely before frosting.

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4. To make the frosting, in a medium bowl use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese with the butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and lime juice and continue to beat.

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5. Pipe the frosting into the centre of each cookie or the tip of a spoon to fill the centres. Sprinkle with a little remaining lime zest and a quarter slice of key lime for decoration if you wish.

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Enjoy!

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