Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cookie Club Recipe #4

I am so happy for the weekend. I have been sick all week with a virus and finally feel really great today. I did not make the cookies for this week but Suzi over a Savy Suzi made them and they were a big hit with her kids.
Spring is really around the corner and I am so ready for it. Old man winter can surely pack up and go away. So this week I have a really yummy Spring recipe for cookies that will get you in the mood for chirping birds and flower blooms. It is from my Martha Stewart cookie book but with a Cookie Girl twist.

I hope you all enjoy them...

Lime Sugar Cookies (Lime Flowers)

2 cups AP flour, plus more for work surface
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp coarse salt
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs. finely grated lime zest
1 1/2 sticks butter (room temp.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
( I will use key lime juice)
Confectioners sugar for dusting

Directions: Sift together flour,baking powder,and salt into a bowl.
Put granulated sugar and lime zest in a separate bowl and mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Add butter, and mix until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in vanilla and lime juice. Reduce speed to low, and gradually mix in flower mixture.

On a lightly floured work surface, halve the dough. Flatten each half into a 10 inch disk, and wrap each in plastic. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

Working with one half at a time, roll out dough on parchment paper to 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with a 3 inch flower cookie cutter or cookie cutter of choice. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining disk.
Wrap scraps in plastic. Freeze 30 minutes, re-roll and cut.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake until cookies are set, 12-13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool on wire rack. Before serving, sift confectioners sugar over cookies.

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days.

Cookie Girl Notes: I will be using key lime juice. I am going to forgo the freezing step and use my cookie press instead. I will chill the cookies before I bake them.


  1. Can't wait to try these out. It just so happens we have plenty of lemons from the Winery across the road. I will let you know how it goes.

  2. Our favorite color around here is GREEN (well, other than pink, but I'm outnumbered with two boys), so I'm looking forward to this.

    They'll probably make a great clover-shape cookie for St. Patty's Day, too.

  3. As a fellow cookie lover, you have to know about this new flour made from SPROUTED 100% whole grains! This flour can be substituted one for one for other flours and digests as a vegetable! How cool is that. Shiloh Farms sells both sprouted spelt and sprouted wheat. From what I understand the sprouting process takes out the bitter taste of whole wheat, which must be true because this flour is divine. Just wanted you to know.

  4. I am so excited to make these too.
    Suzi- I believe shipping is in order don't you. ;)
    R.A.S- I think adding a little green food color would make them super.
    Kate- Yes, I do love Spelt flour. It is wonderful.

  5. but how about sprouted spelt? any experience using it in baking?

  6. These sound yummy. I love citrus anything and lime is so wonderful.

  7. Kate- I have only used Organic Spelt flour from Purity Foods called Vitaspelt. Check out their process at
    I have used it in breads and pastry crusts but not cookies.

    Sprouted grains are definately better for the body. :)

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  9. Agreed, sprouted is better. I have been using the sprouted spelt flour from Shiloh Farms and it makes amazing cookies, but surprised that most don't know about this flour that digests as a vegetable. Thanks.

  10. I can't wait to try these.....even though I don't cook cookies from scratch I'm willing to try this recipe. I'm glad that you are feeling better and pray that God will continue to heal you. Love you....LisaLisa

  11. YUM, these sound delicious. Come on Spring!

  12. Over from SITS.

    My girl LOVES sugar cookies - and lime, so this sounds like a great combo!

    Happy Mardi Gras!

  13. Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS! These look so yummy. And I love the idea of the cookie of the week club! Can I join??


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