Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Lime Glazed Shortbread

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

This recipe is one I have been holding onto for a few months now.  I ripped the recipe out of the December 2011 issue of Shape Magazine.

Ingredients for cookies:
- 2 cups white whole- wheat flour
- 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1⁄2 cup turbinado sugar
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 Tbs honey
- 2 tsp finely grated lime zest

Ingredients for glaze:
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 to 3 tsp of fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp lime zest

1.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

2.  In a large bowl, beat sugar, olive oil, egg, and honey with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in lime zest and flour mixture until combined (it will be somewhat sticky). On a floured work surface, form dough into a log about 8 inches long and 1 1⁄2 inches in diameter; wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm.

3.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet (or two smaller ones) with parchment paper or silicone liners)

4. Slice the chilled dough into 1⁄4-inch-thick rounds, place on prepared baking sheet, and bake for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool 5 minutes on sheet; transfer to a wire rack placed over wax paper and cool completely.

5.  In a small bowl, mix together confectioners sugar, lime juice, and lime zest.  Add more juice if necessary to thin glaze.  Drizzle over cooled cookies and let set for 15 minutes.

I enjoyed these cookies.  I don't know if it's my imagination, but I thought they tasted even better the next day.  They have a nice mild flavor and aren't too sweet.  I loved the glaze - it tastes just like lime aid, yum.

What did you cook this week?

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  1. Your Cookies are just beautiful! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  2. Mmm, looks like such a great snack for spring! Yum!

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  4. Those cookies are gorgeous and I bet they are super delicious too. Looks like a perfect summer cookie!

  5. Oh my goodness. These cookies sound amazing and the glaze is "the icing on the cake", or more appropriately "the icing on the cookie"! :)

  6. These look delish!! Love any kind of dessert with lime! Yum!

  7. Beautiful and yummy looking cookies!!

  8. Hola!

    In anticipation of Summer I kind of jumped the gun a little bit and hopped on the strawberry train. Choo Choo!

    This week I've posted an homage to a 1980's Sweet Treat. In that cheesy 1980's seduce-your-flight-instructor-to-the-tune-of-Take My Breath Away kind of way. Read: Dark chocolate covered strawberries with pistachios. Oh yeah.

  9. lime is always a good idea. in just about anything. your shortbread included :) Now all you need is some tequila!

    this week I've linked the finale (part 3 of 3) as to Why 3 Ways Are Always a Good Idea: Scratch Gnocchi in a green, grassy, super Spring sauce. Mmmmm grassy gnocchi ;)

    As always, thank you for hosting us!

  10. olive oil in cookies... you have me intrigued alissa!

  11. Love the lime shortbread cookies. I shared my Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies today! Thanks so much for hosting!

  12. Wow - these look "melt in your mouth" good! Thanks for hosting!

  13. Those lime shortbreads look great. I may make some, I love tart.

  14. Hello darlings!

    okay, i couldn't help myself - i've added a second link this week because it's AWESOME!

    Link #2: Stacy @ Seattle Seedling has stopped by and offered us her rhubarb oatmeal - breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Snacks? I'll take it!

    Again, thanks for hosting us!

  15. The glaze looks easy and incredibly delicious. Big hit with my family! This recipe's a keeper. These cookies turned out great; texture, the combination of sweet & tart. Great cookie! Good combination with healthy juices http://www.juicingforhealthlifestyle.com


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