Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Zesty Lemon-Lime cookies

adapted from Zesty Lime Cookies, from the We Energies Cookie Book 2009

Chuck teases me when I'm using my new zester file. "Don't you have enough zest for a year? Or two?" he'll say. To counter that, I keep finding recipes that use citrus zest in one way or another. Here's one with lemon and lime flavor. The original was more lime; I had lemon and lime on hand, so I modified it.

Zesty Lemon-Lime Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tablespoon grated lemon and lime peels
powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter; beat in sugar and extracts. Add eggs; mix well. Gradually add flour; mix well. Blend in lime juice and peel. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of batter onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool on pan for 1 minute, then transfer to wire racks and dust lightly with powdered sugar. Makes about 6 dozen.

I wonder if it would work with orange?


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