Guyanese Lime Cookies

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They're a basic butter cookie, with a punch of lime flavor. My hubby is originally from Guyana, and these cookies remind him of home. I prefer to freshly grind the nutmeg from the whole-nut each time I use, but it's not necessary.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
13 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 33 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen small cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping:

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 large baking sheets. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl; set aside. Stir together 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.

  2. Cream together the butter, 1 cup sugar, and lime zest in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the lime juice, then the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time. Form the dough into walnut-sized balls, and roll in the spiced sugar mixture. Arrange onto prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart. Flatten the balls slightly using a decorative cookie stamp or the bottom of a glass.

  3. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown, 13 to 16 minutes. Cool the cookies on wire racks, then store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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