Thursday, August 25, 2016

lime sandwich sugar cookies


  • Servings: 55
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 drops green food color


    Preparation Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 6 mins Ready Time: 45 mins

  • in a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. cover or wrap dough, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. if you are in a big hurry, freeze for a half hour.
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees f (175 degrees c). on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart ungreased cookie sheets.
  • bake for 7 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven. allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • for the frosting: in a medium bowl, beat the lime juice, milk, confectioners' sugar and green food color until smooth and creamy. add more milk or sugar if necessary to achieve a good spreading consistency. when cookies are completely cool, spread icing between cookies to make sandwiches.

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