I hope you’re enjoying cookie week! If you have tried either the Thin & Crisp Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soft Ginger Cookies, or Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, please leave a comment saying how they worked for you, and if you made any changes to the recipe.
Today’s recipe is one that I first printed out about 5 years ago. I came across it on the Martha Stewart website, but when it came time to actually bake, this cookie didn’t get made. I found them again on Closet Cooking and I’m glad that I finally got around to making them though, they have a great crisp texture, with a nice lime flavour. I hope you will enjoy them.
Yields approximately 24 cookies
- 12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- zest of 2 limes
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose gluten-free flour (see NOTE)
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
NOTE: 4 cups superfine brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch (not flour), 2/3 cup tapioca starch. Combine all ingredients in a large zipper-top bag. Shake until well blended.
- Cream the butter and 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Beat in the lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, cornstarch and salt.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ones until well blended.
- Place a sheet of plastic wrap on the counter. Scrape the cookie dough onto the plastic wrap, and form into a log about 1 1/4″ thick. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour (I did overnight).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator and cut into 1/4″ thick slices. Place on baking sheet, about 1″ apart.
- Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
- Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Dredge cookies in the remaining 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Source: Closet Cooking