Lime Zingers

This is a recipe I got years ago from a Martha Stewart Living magazine. They aren’t terribly sweet and they are bursting with a lively citrus kick. The basic cookies are really super easy to make. The frosting can be as fussy or not as you want.

Preheat oven to 350°.

1c butter

1/2 c sugar

2t finely shredded lime peel

1/4c fresh lime juice (2 large limes)

1t vanilla

2-1/4 c flour

3/4 finely chopped hazelnuts

4 oz cream cheese

1c sifted powdered sugar

1T lemon or lime juice

1t vanilla

cream the butter and sugar. Add the lime peel, 1/4 lime juice and one teaspoon vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour and the nuts.

Divide the dough into and roll out each half to 1/4″ thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out with small cookie cutters and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

beat together the remaining ingredients to make the frosting. Tint with a small amount of green food coloring. Pipe the frosting onto cookies.

Makes 72 cookies.

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