I looove lemon crinkle cookies. I’ve made and eaten a lot of them. A few days ago I wanted to make them, but all I had in my fruit bowl was limes. Undaunted I decided I’d just adjust my favorite lemon crinkle cookie recipe to make a lime one.
You’ll be happy to know that lime crinkle cookies are amazing. They’re not quite as bright as the lemon ones, but I think lime crinkle cookies are more flavorful and a little more mellow. Besides…they’re green, and you can’t go wrong with green cookies!
Lime Crinkle Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons Ultra Gel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Zest of one large or two medium limes
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
In the bowl of a stand mixer combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add Ultra Gel and beat to combine. Whip in vanilla, egg, lime zest and lime juice. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients except powdered sugar. Fold into creamed mixture. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again. Pour powdered sugar onto a plate. Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and roll in the powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes until bottoms begin to brown. Remove from oven and cool for 2-3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.