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Lime-Cornmeal Cookies

Total time 10 hrs
Yield Makes about 2 1/2 dozen
Don't skip the chill time after mixing or the dough will be too soft to shape into a log.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Wax paper

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour and cornmeal. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and next 3 ingredients, beating until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until blended after each addition. Cover and chill dough 1 hour.

  2. Shape dough into a 12-inch log using wax paper. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill 8 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut log into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until set. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely (about 15 minutes).

  4. Try This Twist!

  5. Chocolate-Orange Cornmeal Cookies: Substitute orange zest and fresh orange juice for lime zest and juice. Drizzle 1/4 cup melted semisweet chocolate morsels over cooled cookies.