With only five ingredients, Almond-Lime Zesties are straightforward and make a delectable afternoon (or anytime!) snack.

Julia Dowling Rutland
Recipe by Coastal Living December 2013

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Iain Bagwell; Styling: Linda Hirst

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
chill:
15 mins
bake:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes 3 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Beat butter and 1 cup powdered sugar at low speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in lime zest. Add flour and ground almonds gradually, beating until well blended. Chill 15 minutes.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until light golden brown on bottom. Let stand on baking sheet 2 minutes.

  • Roll warm cookies in remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, coating well. Let cool completely.