Lime Creams6 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 12 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 12 min
“Basic thumbprint cookie. Very pretty, easy, and somewhat different flavor. Lovely on a tray with other Christmas cookies. These do not keep well, but neither do they last long. I frequently double this recipe, or else they are gone before I have them all baked.” - by Terre
Original recipe yields 3 dozen cookies
- Place 1/3 cup of sugar, the lime juice, lime zest, and 1 egg in a saucepan over low heat, and whisk constantly until the mixture almost reaches a simmer and begins to thicken. Remove the mixture from the heat, and tint to your desired shade of green with food coloring. Set the filling aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- In a bowl, cream the butter with 1/4 cup of sugar, then stir in 1 egg and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour and salt until the dough is smooth. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet, placing the balls about 2 inches apart. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the center of each dough ball. Spoon about 3/4 teaspoon of the lime filling into each.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are set but not browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to finish cooling on wire racks. When cookies are cool, sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar.
Amount Per Serving (36 total)
- 52 cal
- 2 g
- 7.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (6)Rate This Recipe
"The filling for this cookie is delicous. I will bake them again. But I must mention this recipe does not make 36 cookies, you get about 16 if you follow the directions. I recommend you double the co..." See moreokie dough and keep the filling the same amount as stated. It turns out just right."
"Loved this recipe!! i agree it makes about 12-16 cookie but they are delicious i added more lime just because my husband and i love lime! deff easy try them!! :) thank you..." See more"
"These are tasty and very pretty little cookies. I stress "little" because I believe their is a mistake in this recipe. It instructs the baker to use 2 TBSP of dough for each cookie. Those would be hug..." See moree cookies, and come nowhere near the 36 servings indicated as other reviewers have mentioned. 2 tsp. is more like it. This amount of dough made 30 cookies, and each was filled nicely with the filling. I half expected the filling to spill over when baked, but it didn't. I did use just one drop of food coloring and the color was just right. I am a little puzzled about the name of these as there is really nothing creamy about them. These would be a nice green dessert for St. Patrick's Day, especially with a bit of green color added to the dough."
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