Generally when you think sugar cookie, you don’t think usually lime & salt flavored. That is if you’re not my family … we heart us some lime & salt flavored anything.
I volunteered to bake for a Valentine’s Day Bake sale at work last week, but after a week of traveling I had no energy to bake. My lovely sister was kind enough to whip up a batch of these cookies for my bake sale. Thanks, L! Excited doesn’t even begin to express my feelings towards these cookies. I’m almost positive I ate half the batch before bringing them into work. Yep, the gym was a little rough this week after those little gems.
-3/4 cup butter, softened
-2 cups sugar, divided
-Zest of 2 limes (about 2 tablespoons)
-1/2 cup sour cream
-2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
-2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-2 1/2 cups flour
-Beat butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and lime zest on medium speed with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle until lightly creamed. Add sour cream, and beat just until blended. Stir in egg yolks and lime juice, scraping down sides of bowl. Add salt, baking powder, and flour, and beat until blended. Chill dough 1 hour.
-Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar, and place on baking sheets.
-Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges begin to brown; bottoms will look light golden. (For crispier cookies, bake a few additional minutes.) Remove to wire racks to cool.
I’m not sure whether it’s the subtle hint of lime or the chewy butteriness that makes these cookies to die for, but I do know you’ll love them. And they’re perfect for a Sunday baking sesh!
(I wasn’t able to snap a photo before consuming half of them and before I brought them into work, so the image above via)