November 05, 2012

Lime Jewels (2 WW Points Plus)

Today is our last Secret Recipe Club post for 2012.  The group has decided that it would be best to take a break for the month of December and give ourselves the time we need for our families.  Never fear though for we will be back in business for the month of January!
Secret Recipe Club
I decided that since it was our last post for this year and the holidays would be coming upon us in no time flat, that I would find a cookie recipe to share with everyone.  I was assigned Lisa's blog, "Cook Lisa Cook" to find and make something from.  If you haven't been to Lisa's blog before, you are missing out.  She has an amazing array of recipes and each post has a picture of Maisie enjoying the fruits of Mom's labor and love.
I chose these lime jewels for one main reason.  I love lime.  They are so simple to put together and the only bad thing about them is they disappear way to fast!   These are a perfect cookie for holiday gifts and cookie exchanges.  They hold their own and are absolutely perfectly round, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  They are a cookie everyone will love! Especially me :-)
Make sure you check out the links below the recipe to see all the other posts from Group A's Secret Recipe Club Members this month!

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Lime Jewels
These crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside jewels are bursting with lime flavor and only 2 WW Points per cookie!
  • 1-1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Sanding sugar
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.  Set aside.Using hand mixer, mix butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add lime juice, zest, vanilla, and egg and mix until well blended.  Add flour mixture and mix until incorporated.  Cover and set in refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.When ready to bake, pre heat oven to 350 degrees.  Using small cookie scoop, scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and roll to form a ball shape.  Coat with sanding sugar and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Flatten cookie with bottom of glass that you have dipped in sugar first.  Bake cookies 8-12 minutes (I went about 10 minutes).  Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.  Store in a cool, dry place (if they last that long!)
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 24 cookies


Lesa @Edesias Notebook said...

They sound delightful. I love bright citrus flavors in a dessert.

Katrina said...

Yum! Perfect holiday cookie! They look great! I like lime better than lemon. My mom would love these, too.
So, I guess I won't talk to you until next year, since we won't be doing a Dec. post. Happy Holidays! ;) hehe

Lisa~~ said...

You picked one of my all time favorite cookies. So happy that you loved them and yours look delicious and beautiful all bundled up.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken.


Trisha said...

I love lime too and these cookies look fantastic. Can't wait to try them out!

Tessa said...

Great idea for SRC! Sounds like the lime in these would be a great addition.

I wanted to stop by to tell you that I really enjoyed having your blog this month! Your recipes all look amazing, and I love the little bits of entertainment you add to your posts :)

motherrimmy said...

Perfect cookie for my holiday collection. Like you, I love lime and lemon cookies!

Camilla Mann said...

I've been looking for new cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

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