I’ve been spending a lot of time with my mom lately, because she visited us this past weekend and since she’s a big coffee lover and I’m a tea fan, we also spent some time making cookies together to go well with both tea and coffee.
I had this recipe written down in a notepad from a romanian website I think, but it had been a long time since I last prepared it, but it was perfect for this occasion because I had some limes left in the fridge that desperately needed to be used.
The dough is really easy to make, but you really should allow it to chill for at least one or two hours before rolling it into balls and baking it. I admit that besides the awesome taste these cookies have, I’m also kinda excited about how pretty they look and I always struggle to make them as perfect as I humanly can.
And now forget the making and the baking, let’s get to the photographing part. Do you know how hard it was to take a decent photo of these lime cookies?
Really hard. Terribly difficult. Almost impossible.
Because I have a crappy light in my kitchen even during day time and the weather was even crappier that day, so bad light turned into the worst light.
And then, for the amusing part, once the cookies were out of the oven and on to the cooling rack, my mom and my boyfriend kept “stealing” them away and I almost ran out of cookies to shoot while I still had a decent glimpse of light.
And a hint, for those of you who take holidays serious and like to be prepared. Now that Christmas is rapidly approaching you could also try making this recipe with orange zest and juice for a more Christmasy aroma and look and instead of lime cookies you’ll get orange cookies. Or lemon cookies. Why not?
By November 13, 2012Published:
- Yield: 3 dozens
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Ready In: 50 mins
I've been spending a lot of time with my mom lately, because she visited us this past weekend and since she's a big coffee lover and …
- 2 cups flour (250 g)
- 1 stick butter (115 g) room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 3 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp sugar (for the top crust)
- 1 tsp lime zest (for the top crust)
- Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Cream the butter and sugar and then add in the egg and mix some more.
- Add the lime juice, the zest and the vanilla extract.
- Then add the flour mixture a little a time, until it incorporates well.
- Cover with cling film and let it chill for one or two hours.
- Preheat the oven to 175 C/ 350 F and mix one tablespoon of sugar with one teaspoon of lime zest for the crust.
- Place some parchment paper in the tray, then take one teaspoon of dough at a time, roll it with your hand into a small ball, then cover the top with the sugar and lime zest that you mixed for the crust. The bottom of the cookies should not be covered with sugar.
- Bake them for 12 minutes.