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Lime Meltaway Spritz

"These sweet tangy lime cookies really melt in your mouth," relates Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • LIME GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in lime zest and vanilla. Tint half of the dough green if desired.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with a ribbon disk, press dough into 12-in.-long strips 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Cut each strip into 3-in. pieces (do not separate pieces).
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; brush over cooled cookies. Let stand until set.
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