Key Lime Cookies

Recipe type: Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup key lime juice
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups prepared key lime curd, recipe below
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, for sprinkling.
Key Lime Curd
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup key lime juice
  • 1 tsp. key lime zest (I didn’t have a fresh lime so didn’t add this)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and the lime juice, and mix well
  4. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to butter mixture until incorporated
  6. Dough should be stiff but not dry
  7. Shape into 1 inch balls, press thumb into center of balls to make an indentation, being careful not to press through to the bottom
  8. Fill indentations with about 1 Tbsp. key lime curd
  9. Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly brown
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool
Key Lime Curd:
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, whisking continuously for approximately 8-10 minutes or until it becomes a custard
  3. Remove from heat and continue whisking for another 1-2 minutes
  4. Allow to cool and then pour into a container and refrigerate
  5. The curd will thicken considerably as it cools
  6. Makes approximately 2 cups

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