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Lemon-Lime Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch

Makes

3-1/2 dozen

I was looking for a light cookie that would freeze and travel well and couldn't find one, so I created these. They are so good you won't be able to eat just one.—Brenda Brooks, Bowie, Maryland
Lemon-Lime Butter Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in citrus zest and lemon juice. Gradually beat in flour.
  2. Shape into a disk; wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 16-19 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 62 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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