Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lime Meltaways

I have been on a cookie kick for the last few weeks. It first started with the Mississippi Mud Cookies, then the TWD Chocolate Chip Cookie topped brownie, after that was the Strawberry and Cream cookies. Over the weekend I made Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, they kids loved them, I loved them, the hubby loved them...so saying all of that, they were all gone before I could snap a pic, but they were from BFMHTY by Dorie.

So now, I give you these little dainty Lime Meltaways. I have seen these in both lime or lemon, and just hadn't taken the time to make them. So, my friend from Icing Heals All Wounds, don't you love the name? She really is just stating the facts!, made these little babies and I had a couple of limes just hanging out ready to be used. Perfect!

I love them! The good thing is that the dough makes 2 logs, so you can bake one now and freeze the other log for later. If you can contain yourself and not bake them right away. I want to make them with the lemon and maybe with an orange.

Lime Meltaways
From Martha Stewart

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
2 Tbs. lime juice
Zest of 2 limes
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups plus 2 Tbs. flour
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add lime juice, zest, and vanilla extract and mix until well-combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, and salt). Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until just combined.

Divide the dough into two halves.

Shape each half into a log that is about 1 1/4 inch in diameter, wrap in freezer paper, and freeze for at least one hour.After one hour, remove the dough from the freezer. Slice the logs into thin slices, between 1/8 and 1/4 inch, place the slices on a cookie sheet with some space between them (there will be minimal spreading), and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Make sure you only slice as many cookies as you can fit in the oven at a time--if you have part of your log left after filling your cookie sheet, return the uncut portion to the freezer until it's ready to bake.Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow to cool on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Roll cookies in bowl with additional powdered sugar.

18 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Ive made these before and love them also. They are so yummy. I also love her Buttered rum meltaways! Now I have a craving for them!

Kasha said...

Hey Abby,
Meltaways are to die for! Thanks for that! I was just wondering if you would mind adding me to your blog list. I sure would be flattered! Thanks!
Kasha
http://www.grubandstuff.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

I've made something similar to this. Did you ever have the cookies "Lemon Coolers?" They were so good and refreshing but aren't made anymore. It took me forever, but I finally found a recipe for them. The trick is the powdered sugar coating...it's lemon flavored and I couldn't figure out how...BUT you just put lemon Kool-Aid in the sugar. SO good!

harcout said...

looks delicious... definitely gonna try this... thanks for sharing...

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look great. I've been seeing them around, now I'm definitely going to have to make them :)

Megan said...

I've made those too - and they are a big favorite here. I'd like to try the orange version too, especially over the summer!

Are you getting your kids back in the kitchen, now that schools out? I'm going to try too!

Megan said...

I want a plate with all 3 flavors. Lime, lemon, and orange. Do you think you can get that in the mail ASAP??? I got a bad craving!

Debbie said...

Oh, do they ever look good. I'm sure I could easily put away a dozen of those!

Kasha said...

You do have me on there! Wow! Thank you sooo much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Claire said...

I hope you like them! I'm going to make them sometime soon as well. I just love them.

The Blonde Duck said...

How cool! I'd never heard of these.

mary'smom said...

Land o'Lakes has a great recipe for Lemon Meltaways. I roll them into small balls and flatten the tops a bit, and then frost them. They are wonderful, and I am not the best baker by any means. I have received compliments on these cookies though! Now, after seeing your blog entry, I want to try your recipe with the limes.

Lindsey said...

I'm glad you liked the cookies as much as I did. :)

Denise said...

I love lime and these look great

Dani said...

these sound great! i was on the hunt for a lime recipe a few weeks ago... too bad i didnt find this one :)

Kasha said...

I just made your Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies! Thank you so much! They were tasty!
Kasha

Katherine Aucoin said...

These look fantastic and I love lime! I've been trying to make cookies for the last two weeks and it seems I get tied up with so many other things, I barely have time to blog much less bake anymore.

Deborah said...

How funny - just today I saw another blog that said that these are delicious! Sounds like I need to make them!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lime Meltaways

I have been on a cookie kick for the last few weeks. It first started with the Mississippi Mud Cookies, then the TWD Chocolate Chip Cookie topped brownie, after that was the Strawberry and Cream cookies. Over the weekend I made Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, they kids loved them, I loved them, the hubby loved them...so saying all of that, they were all gone before I could snap a pic, but they were from BFMHTY by Dorie.

So now, I give you these little dainty Lime Meltaways. I have seen these in both lime or lemon, and just hadn't taken the time to make them. So, my friend from Icing Heals All Wounds, don't you love the name? She really is just stating the facts!, made these little babies and I had a couple of limes just hanging out ready to be used. Perfect!

I love them! The good thing is that the dough makes 2 logs, so you can bake one now and freeze the other log for later. If you can contain yourself and not bake them right away. I want to make them with the lemon and maybe with an orange.

Lime Meltaways
From Martha Stewart

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
2 Tbs. lime juice
Zest of 2 limes
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups plus 2 Tbs. flour
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add lime juice, zest, and vanilla extract and mix until well-combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, and salt). Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until just combined.

Divide the dough into two halves.

Shape each half into a log that is about 1 1/4 inch in diameter, wrap in freezer paper, and freeze for at least one hour.After one hour, remove the dough from the freezer. Slice the logs into thin slices, between 1/8 and 1/4 inch, place the slices on a cookie sheet with some space between them (there will be minimal spreading), and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Make sure you only slice as many cookies as you can fit in the oven at a time--if you have part of your log left after filling your cookie sheet, return the uncut portion to the freezer until it's ready to bake.Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow to cool on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Roll cookies in bowl with additional powdered sugar.

18 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Ive made these before and love them also. They are so yummy. I also love her Buttered rum meltaways! Now I have a craving for them!

Kasha said...

Hey Abby,
Meltaways are to die for! Thanks for that! I was just wondering if you would mind adding me to your blog list. I sure would be flattered! Thanks!
Kasha
http://www.grubandstuff.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

I've made something similar to this. Did you ever have the cookies "Lemon Coolers?" They were so good and refreshing but aren't made anymore. It took me forever, but I finally found a recipe for them. The trick is the powdered sugar coating...it's lemon flavored and I couldn't figure out how...BUT you just put lemon Kool-Aid in the sugar. SO good!

harcout said...

looks delicious... definitely gonna try this... thanks for sharing...

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look great. I've been seeing them around, now I'm definitely going to have to make them :)

Megan said...

I've made those too - and they are a big favorite here. I'd like to try the orange version too, especially over the summer!

Are you getting your kids back in the kitchen, now that schools out? I'm going to try too!

Megan said...

I want a plate with all 3 flavors. Lime, lemon, and orange. Do you think you can get that in the mail ASAP??? I got a bad craving!

Debbie said...

Oh, do they ever look good. I'm sure I could easily put away a dozen of those!

Kasha said...

You do have me on there! Wow! Thank you sooo much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Claire said...

I hope you like them! I'm going to make them sometime soon as well. I just love them.

The Blonde Duck said...

How cool! I'd never heard of these.

mary'smom said...

Land o'Lakes has a great recipe for Lemon Meltaways. I roll them into small balls and flatten the tops a bit, and then frost them. They are wonderful, and I am not the best baker by any means. I have received compliments on these cookies though! Now, after seeing your blog entry, I want to try your recipe with the limes.

Lindsey said...

I'm glad you liked the cookies as much as I did. :)

Denise said...

I love lime and these look great

Dani said...

these sound great! i was on the hunt for a lime recipe a few weeks ago... too bad i didnt find this one :)

Kasha said...

I just made your Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies! Thank you so much! They were tasty!
Kasha

Katherine Aucoin said...

These look fantastic and I love lime! I've been trying to make cookies for the last two weeks and it seems I get tied up with so many other things, I barely have time to blog much less bake anymore.

Deborah said...

How funny - just today I saw another blog that said that these are delicious! Sounds like I need to make them!