Author's Notes: Tart and not too sweet; perfectly delicious with tea or coffee.

Lime Shortbread Cookies Print Recipe

Yields 24 cookies • Ready in 1hr 15min

Ingredients:

  • 10 Tbs. Butter, room temperature
  • 2 Cups. All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbs.  LeRoux Persian Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oil**
  • 1 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar
  • Grated zest of 4 limes
  • 3 Tbs. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbs. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbs. Cornstarch
  • ¼ Tsp. Salt.

Preparation:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar until fluffy. Add Persian Lime olive oil, lime zest, juice and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat on low until combined.
  3. Using parchment paper, roll dough into two 1 ¼” logs. Chill at least one hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350˚F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove dough from fridge, remove parchment paper, and slice dough into 1/8” thick rounds.
  5. Bake cookies until light golden around the edges (8-10 minutes). Transfer to a wire rack to cool.