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Key Lime Bites

Key limes don’t provide much peel, so sometimes I cheat and use regular limes—for the peel only—in these bites. If you can wait, these are even better the next day. —Joni Larsen, Wellington, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Key lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated Key lime zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup Key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated Key lime zest

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lime juice and zest. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients. Dip cookies in icing; allow excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 136 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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