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Key Lime Shortbread Cookies

Sweet and tart, creamy and silky - these surprising cookies are filled with magic! Perfect for garden teas or springtime cookie celebrations! Tender, buttery shortbread with a touch of fresh key lime curd...sweet and simple with a touch of almond and vanilla make these the perfect little cookie.
Key Lime Shortbread Cookies Recipe | SideChef
Sweet and tart, creamy and silky - these surprising cookies are filled with magic! Perfect for garden teas or springtime cookie celebrations! Tender, buttery shortbread with a touch of fresh key lime curd...sweet and simple with a touch of almond and vanilla make these the perfect little cookie.
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My name is Diane, but you can call me Mama V! I'm the recipe developer, photographer, writer and website designer behind Snowflakes & Cupcakes! Thanks for stopping by!
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My name is Diane, but you can call me Mama V! I'm the recipe developer, photographer, writer and website designer behind Snowflakes & Cupcakes! Thanks for stopping by!
https://www.snowflakesandcoffeecakes.com/
50min
Total Time
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12

Shortbread Cookies

1 cup
Unsalted Butter , room temperature
1/2 tsp
Almond Extract
2 cups
plus 2 Tbsp (sifted and spooned)
1 cup
Key Lime Curd , divided

Glaze

1 cup
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
3 Tbsp
Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
1 tsp
Light Corn Syrup
to taste
Limes , zested
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
351
FAT
17.0 g
PROTEIN
3.4 g
CARBS
45.5 g

Author's Notes

Dough needs to chill overnight. Makes 36 cookies.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Beat the Unsalted Butter (1 cup) on high speed with a handheld or stand mixer until creamy, about 1 minute.
Step 2
Switch mixer to medium speed and add the Granulated Sugar (2/3 cup) , Vanilla Extract (1 tsp) and Almond Extract (1/2 tsp) , scraping down the sides and the bottom of the bowl as needed.
Step 3
Turn the mixer off and add 1 cup of the All-Purpose Flour (2 cups) (plus 2 Tbsp), then turn the mixer on low and slowly beat just until combined. Add the remaining 1 cup of flour and again mix slowly just until a very soft dough is formed.
Step 4
Press the dough down into bowl, tightly cover with plastic wrap to chill overnight.
Step 5
The next day, remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator an hour before you intend to start baking.
Step 6
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Line baking sheets with parchment paper (parchment paper seems to work better than silicone mats for these shortbread cookies).
Step 7
Roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls, making sure they're nice and smooth. Make an indentation with your thumb into each ball. The dough may crack slightly when you press your thumb into it, but you can pinch the dough back together gently.
Step 8
Fill each impression with a scant 1/2 teaspoon of Key Lime Curd (1/2 cup) . Place prepared cookies in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes – this step is MANDATORY!
Step 9
Bake the shortbread thumbprint cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the edges. The cookies will puff up and spread slightly. Do not overbake!
Step 10
Remove from oven and immediately spoon an additional 1/2 teaspoon of Key Lime Curd (1/2 cup) into each cookie, smoothing it around to fill the indentation evenly. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet. Cool to room temperature before glazing.
Step 11
To make the glaze, whisk together the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 cup) , Lime Juice (3 Tbsp) , Vanilla Extract (1 tsp) and Light Corn Syrup (1 tsp) until smooth. Add more lime juice to thin out or add more powdered sugar to thicken to your desired consistency.
Step 12
Carefully drizzle over cooled cookies and allow glaze to set (you can refrigerate to speed this process up). You can sprinkle drizzled glaze with zest of the Limes (to taste) for a pop of color and flavor!
Step 13
Store cookies covered at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for 5 days.  Baked cookies can be frozen up to 30 days – thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
351
% Daily Value*
Fat
17.0 g
22%
Saturated Fat
10.1 g
50%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
81.8 mg
27%
Carbohydrates
45.5 g
17%
Fiber
0.5 g
2%
Sugars
30.1 g
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Protein
3.4 g
7%
Sodium
7.7 mg
0%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
3.6 mg
0%
Iron
0.9 mg
5%
Potassium
26.4 mg
1%
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