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Holiday Lime Cooler Cookies/Lime Glaze Recipe

Holiday Lime Cooler Cookies/Lime Glaze
Posted by: B2 Sat, 11 Dec 2004, at 9:47 p.m.

Prep: 15 minutes | Bake: 11 minutes/batch
Cool: 30 minutes
Makes about 6 dozen cookies

2 cups (4 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3 1/2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons grated lime peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
Granulated sugar
Lime Glaze (recipe below)
2 tubes (0.68 ounce each) Betty Crocker green decorating gel, if desired

Heat oven to 350F. In large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cornstarch, lime peel and vanilla until well blended.

Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press bottom of glass into dough to grease, then dip into granulated sugar; press on dough balls until 1/4-inch thick.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Spread Lime Glaze over cookies. Squeeze drops of decorating gel on glazed cookies; drag toothpick through gel for marbled design.
Lime Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons Key lime or regular lime juice. Stir in additional juice if necessary.

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