Friday, March 21, 2014
Key Lime Cookies
I picked up a bag of key limes recently. I used half of the limes to make strawberry key lime jam and I had quite a few left and saw a recipe on Over Time Cook which I knew I wanted to try.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine ( I used butter)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons key lime juice
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs*
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Cream the butter, sugars in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and egg and key lime juice, beating well to combine after each addition.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and graham cracker crumbs.
Turn the mixer to low, and slowly stir in the dry ingredients. Beat just until the dough comes together.
Scoop a heaping tablespoon out a ball of dough. Roll it in the remaining graham cracker crumbs to fully coat. Place on prepared tray which was lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough. Space cookies about 2 inches apart, to allow for spreading.
Bake the cookies at 350 for ten minutes. Leave the cookies to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
* I bought a box of graham crackers and pulsed them in my food processor. Used one sleeve of crackers for this recipe.
I love a soft, chewy cookie. These have a crunch.