I wanted to make something really simple; I was having a friend over for tea who doesn’t like chocolate or cake and likes things citrusy. How complicated we are! So I peeped into my refrigerator and picked up the simplest and the loveliest citrusy ingredient of all – lime.
Got all the zest off using my microphone zester and rubbed into the sugar and had my entire studio smelling of fresh lime. Divine!
These ingredients combine together to give you melt-in-mouth cookies. So good for hot summer days and post a heavy seafood meal.
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup rice flour
- 150 gms butter
- 100 gms icing sugar + 50 gms for dusting
- Zest of lime
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- Lemon extract (if you have a good organic one handy)
- Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees
- In a mixing bowl add sugar and lime zest and gently rub them together till the whole world smells of lime.
- Add butter to that and mix with a hand mixer for about a minute.
- Add lime juice and extract and mix it in again with the blender.
- Add the flour and gently mix it in using a spatula.
- Gather the dough into a ball and cling wrap and refrigerate for about an hour .
- On your baking tray lined with a parchment paper, roll small cookie balls one inch apart and line them up (this measure should give you about 24 cookies)
- Bake the cookies for about 15-16 mins until the top of them are slightly brown.
- Dust some icing sugar generously even while still warm and then let them cool completely.
- Once cooled dust some more of the sugar on top.