It’s Christmas cookie baking time! Yay!!!!!! I love making Christmas cookies and I will be posting several cookie recipes over the next few weeks. Today I made snicker doodles for a friend who has been begging me for cookies. As I was eating one……quality control, you know!…..I got to thinking how much I love the texture of the snickerdoodle, but not really a fan of the cinnamon. So I decided to play and experiment.
Ohhhhh, I am so happy with what I came up with…..a lime doodle. It’s the same dough as a snickerdoodle, but instead of rolling the dough balls in cinnamon sugar, I rolled them in a lime zest powdered sugar! They are so beautiful, so holiday-ish looking…..like they are dusted with snow. They are also melt in your mouth deliciousness.
I gotta tell ya……this one is a keeper and I will be making lots and lots of them to hand out as gifts.
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup powdered sugar
zest of 1 lime
Heat oven to 375. In large mixing bowl, with paddle, mix the butter, shortening, sugar and eggs till creamy and smooth. Add flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix just until combined. Add in vanilla. Scoop into 1″ balls. Roll dough balls in powdered sugar/lime mixture. Place on cooking sheet 3″ apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Allow to cool on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with more of the powdered sugar.
Note: if you want a more intense lime flavor, add the zest to the cookie batter instead of the powdered sugar.
you could also use lemon zest instead of lime, if you prefer.