My new favorite cookie! Seriously. These guys melt in your mouth and taste so heavenly. Limes are in season and Lollapalooza is going on this weekend here in Chicago so… I thought the name was appropriate 😉 If you want (need) a sweet and citrusy treat, go ahead and bake these lovelies! Deliciousness overload. Oh, and don’t forget to put on some jams to get the full Lollapalooza affect.
What you will need:
2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup + another 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling/sifting
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3-4 limes)
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat butter and 1 cup powdered sugar until creamy. Add in egg yolk, lime zest and juice and mix until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture until dough is formed. It will be a little dry. Cover dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Make 1 inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheets. Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes. Immediately, sift powdered sugar on top. Continue to do so until cookies are covered to your liking. Tip: You can also just roll the hot cookies in powdered sugar. But I always burn my fingers and the cookies sometimes break, so I found sprinkling with powdered sugar easier.
Allow to cool a bit on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store covered for several days at room temp or even in the fridge! Enjoy!