Lime Cornmeal Cookies

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      Yield 64 cookies

      1 stick (1⁄2 cup) butter, softened
      1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
      Yolk from 1 large egg
      21⁄2 tsp freshly grated lime peel
      11⁄2 Tbsp lime juice
      1 cup all-purpose flour
      1⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal
      1 cup confectioners’ sugar
      2 tsp each lime juice and water
      Green and/or yellow liquid food color
      1. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with mixer on mediumspeeduntil fluffy. Beat in yolk, lime peel and juice. On low speed, beat in flour and cornmeal.

      2. On a lightly floured surface with lightly floured hands, roll dough into an 8-in.-long log. Wrap and freeze 1 hour or until firm enough to slice neatly.

      3. Heat oven to 350°F. Cut log in 1⁄4-in.-thick slices. Cut each slice in half. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased cookie sheet(s).

      4. Bake 12 minutes or until edges of cookies begin to brown lightly. Cool on sheet 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

      5. Icing: Whisk sugar, juice and water in bowl until smooth. Whisk in a tiny amount (less than 1 drop) food color until lightly tinted. Scrape into a small ziptop plastic bag, snip tip off 1 corner and drizzle icing over cookies. Let dry.

      Planning Tip: Store in airtight container with wax paper between layers at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze up to 2 months.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Lime Cornmeal Cookies