So when I came across this earth-shattering recipe I had two thoughts. "Why didn't I think of putting lime juice in a sugar cookie?" followed by "Oh no, this is bad, very bad. These wicked things are going to be my downfall."
And so it has been. I could eat a whole batch by myself with hardly a pause for a breath and I probably wouldn't even hate myself. Not entirely. I've toyed with the idea of adding white chocolate chips or macadamia nuts into the mix but then I don't know if I could handle the goodness that would result so I've just let it be one of those things that I'm sure would bring bliss without actually knowing first hand.
Shoot, these guys would probably bring an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict if we could just get both sides to sit down with a plate or two and a jug of cold milk. No one could walk away angry after their second bite.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
2 teaspoons lime zest (optional)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter, sugar and egg. Mix in lime juice and lime zest. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
Roll dough into small balls (dust hands with flour if necessary to keep dough from sticking), place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 minutes or until they are slightly browned.
Place cookies on a cooling rack and sift powdered sugar over cookies.
Oh, and by the way. We finally got around to seeing the movie Up and though I'm late to the party on this one I will say that it was completely wonderful. I had been uninterested in it after the ambiguous preview added to the dismal two hours I spent stuck in front of Wall-E (even with the beauty of A Bug's Life and Finding Nemo I had a hard time forgiving Pixar for that one) but I kept hearing how great it was. David put it on reserve at the library and when his turn eventually came we watched it together and loved it.
The beginning was tender, the rest was warm and funny and I died laughing when the doberman spoke for the first time. If you haven't yet seen it, get your own name on the list because it's worth it.
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