Key Lime Coins

Posted August 28, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Book of the Month Recipes / 6 Comments


Everyone knows there’s nothing a pirate loves more than gold, so I knew these Key Lime Coins from BHG were the perfect dessert for our Treasure Island menu—crisp and light with just a hint of lime and sweet powdered sugar. They’re just the thing to cheer you up when you and your pirate buddies have lost your treasure to that meddling cabin boy!

Key Lime Coins

“And thereupon we all entered the cave…and in a far corner, only duskily flickered over by the blaze, I beheld great heaps of coin and quadrilaterals built of bars of gold. That was Flint’s treasure that we had come so far to seek.”
— Treasure Island

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely shredded Key lime peel
  • 2 tbsp Key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

 

Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To start, beat your butter with an electric mixture for 30 seconds on medium speed. Then add your 1/3 cup powdered sugar, lime peel, lime juice, and vanilla and beat until combined (scraping the sides of the bowl, if you need to). Add the flour, cornstarch, and salt and beat it again.

    Might not look like much now, but it’s the start of something amazing!
  2. Take half the dough and roll it into a 1 1/2 inch thick log. Do the same with the rest of the dough. Wrap the two logs in plastic wrap and chill for 3 hours…or pop them in the freezer for 1 hour, if you’re impatient like me.

    One of the best things about this recipe is that you don’t have to worry about sticky dough. This stuff is super easy to work with–it only seems to stick to itself!
  3. When the logs are firm (but not frozen solid), remove the plastic wrap and preheat your oven to 400°. Cut the logs width-wise into 1/2 inch thick disks.

    This was when I really began to smell the lime!
  4. Line some cookie sheets with parchment paper or wax paper and lay the disks 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.
  5. Pop the cookies in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. While you wait, fill a bowl with the 2 cups powdered sugar.

    Beauty!
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for approximately 5 minutes, then toss them gently in the powdered sugar.

    These little guys are delicate, especially when they’re warm. To avoid crumbling, gently ease them loose from the wax paper with a butter knife if they stick, and only toss them in the powdered sugar in batches of five at a time.
  7. Place the powdered sugar coated cookies on a wire rack to cool completely. You can scarf them down right away or store them in the fridge in a sealed container. They like to fuse together when chilled, so I recommend storing them in a single layer or placing wax paper between the layers.
  8. And if you want a little extra lime flavor, don’t be afraid to grate some fresh key lime on top of the cookies just before serving.

    Plus, it adds some color!
  9. Enjoy while hunting for Captain Flint’s treasure in  Treasure Island! 🙂

    The Mister just came home from a business trip and polished off five of these little guys…which means I should probably grab some now, before they’re gone!

 

 

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Here’s the Yummly printable!

Key Lime Coins

Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely shredded Key lime peel
  • 2 tbsp Key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. To start, beat your butter with an electric mixture for 30 seconds on medium speed. Then add your 1/3 cup powdered sugar, lime peel, lime juice, and vanilla and beat until combined (scraping the sides of the bowl, if you need to). Add the flour, cornstarch, and salt and beat it again.
  2. Take half the dough and roll it into a 1 1/2 inch thick log. Do the same with the rest of the dough. Wrap the two logs in plastic wrap and chill for 3 hours or pop them in the freezer for 1 hour.
  3. When the logs are firm (but not frozen solid), remove the plastic wrap and preheat your oven to 400°. Cut the logs width-wise into 1/2 inch thick disks.
  4. Line some cookie sheets with parchment paper or wax paper and lay the disks 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.
  5. Pop the cookies in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. While you wait, fill a bowl with the 2 cups powdered sugar.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for approximately 5 minutes, then toss them gently in the powdered sugar.
  7. Place the powdered sugar coated cookies on a wire rack to cool completely. You can scarf them down right away or store them in the fridge in a sealed container. They like to fuse together when chilled, so I recommend storing them in a single layer or placing wax paper between the layers.
  8. And if you want a little extra lime flavor, don't be afraid to grate some fresh key lime on top of the cookies just before serving.
  9. Enjoy while hunting for Captain Flint's treasure in Treasure Island!
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