Friday, May 23, 2014

Lime and White Chocolate Cookies



When I think of food and summertime, one of the first things that crosses my mind is citrus. Citrus gives  these Lime and White Chocolate Cookies a spark of flavor that tickles your tongue and lingers on your lips. It is the best in breads, salads, and marinades, and of course, it is perfection all by itself! Not only are these cookies baked with a bit of limeade concentrate, they are topped with a lime glaze and sprinkled with lime zest. You will remember these cookies long after they are gone. And they will disappear fast!
lime and white chocolate cookies
Lime White Chocolate Cookies 

(recipe from Land O' Lakes-makes 3 dozen cookies)
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/4 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
1 large Egg
3 tablespoons Limeade Concentrate, thawed
1 2/3 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
pinch Salt
6 ounces of White Chocolate Bar
Glaze
1 1/4 cup Confectioners Sugar
5-6 tablespoons Limeade Concentrate, thawed
Zest from 1 small Lime

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop your white chocolate bars in to 1/2" pieces
and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add your butter, brown sugar,
egg and limeade.
 Mix together for about 1-2 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda,
cream of tartar and salt.
Add the flour mixture to your wet mixture and beat
together for 1-2 minutes.
Stir the white chocolate pieces in to the batter.
Use parchment paper or grease your baking sheet.
Place your cookie batter on to your baking sheet
in rounded teaspoonfuls.
Bake for 9-10 minutes. Cool for 1 minute, and then
take cookies from the baking sheet and place on a cooling rack.
Once your cookies are cooled, mix together the
 confectioners sugar and the limeade, but add the limeade
1 tablespoon at a time. A good way to test the consistency
 of your glaze is by putting some on a cookie.
Mine started to run a little bit, which meant it was too thin,
so I added some more confectioners
and it was much easier to work with.
Zest your lime. The small lime above was enough for
3 dozen cookies with some left over.
Smooth some glaze on each cookie, and top with
some lime zest. You can see how some of the glaze is a little thin.
Here the glaze is thicker. It stays where you put it and
 doesn't run off the cookie!
Enjoy your cookies
and
Happy Summer!

Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate you!

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