These cookies are delicious as an accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea. The dough can also be pressed into mini cupcake tins, baked, and filled with store-bought lemon or lime curd.
1/3 cup powdered sugar
5 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 5 1/2 ounces)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flour and mint to butter mixture; stir just until combined. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead lightly 5 times.
Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 12 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Crimp edges of dough with a fork. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons powdered sugar.