…or you could call them Key Lime Softies, cause I’m telling you–that’s what they are. Soft and tender with just a small smackeral of gooeyness…
Now I could have colored these little sweeties light green, but I’m not actually a fan of food coloring as a general rule. But if you are–they’d be great for St. Patrick’s Day.
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. lime zest–very important, so don’t leave out!
2 Tbsps. key lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla, eggs, zest, and juice. Blend in dry ingredients until just combined. Roll by teaspoonful in sugar.
Bake for 8-10 minutes and allow to cool slightly on pan for about 2 minutes before removing to wire rack.
Eat them up.
Oh, and a word of warning…
When you go to roll these “limeys” in sugar, be more wise than I was. Roll them in a cup of granulated sugar–rather than powdered sugar–unless of course, you love powdered sugar poofing up in your face, in your eyes, in your hair– with each go around. It was quite the…um… experience. By the time I finished, I felt like Frosty the Snowman from an alternate universe.
Sorry, no pictures. You’ll just have to trust me.
But do try these someday soon. They are fabulous–and you can trust me on that too.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. lime zest
- 2 Tbsps. key lime juice
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- 3 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease baking sheet.
- Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add vanilla, eggs, zest, and juice.
- Blend in dry ingredients until just combined.
- Roll by teaspoonful in sugar.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes and allow to cool slightly on pan for about 2 minutes before removing to wire rack.