Zesty Lime Cookies with Matcha Power

Zesty Lime Cookies with Matcha Power

Some parts of the world might be slipping into the autumn season, but it’s (almost) always sunny in Dubai.

It’s why longing for a cool glass of Margarita or refreshing slice of key lime pie doesn’t seem amiss in October.

I didn’t have the right ingredients to satisfy my cravings with only one lime at hand and a handful of pantry items. So I Joycified my baking plan by whipping up this tasty treat.

My eye-catching cookies replicate a plateful of sliced limes. Only they’re sweeter, cuter, and less bitter than the real citrus.

They give your party a wacky twist when you have guests over for a family BBQ party or a soiree with friends.

So what’s inside these citrus-like cookies?

They get a zesty kick from the lime and mild sweetness from cane sugar. I sprinkled in some matcha for the right color and a healthy boost of antioxidants. The egg holds everything together, while the sanding sugar gives it a realistic look.

One bite of this crispy sweet and tangy cookie will transport you to a tropical beach.

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Zesty Lime Cookies with Matcha Power

Zesty Lime Cookies with Matcha Power

My eye-catching cookies replicate a plateful of sliced limes. Only they’re sweeter, cuter, and less bitter than the real citrus.

 

  • Prep Time: 20 MINS
  • Cook Time: 8 MINS
  • Total Time: 28 MINS + 2 HOURS CHILL TIME
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Author:
  • Joyce Mrad

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 lime, zest
  • ½ cup of plant-based butter, cold
  • ½ cup cane sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 egg
  • Green sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. First, beat butter, sugar, and egg on a medium speed with an electric mixer. Add in lime zest and mix until combined.
  2. Mix in sifted flour and salt. Beat batter till it turns into a soft dough that doesn’t stick to your fingers.
  3. Roll the cookie dough into a ball shape with your hands.
  4. Pull out 1/3 dough, plastic wrap it, and then chill it for 15 minutes.
  5. Add matcha powder to the remaining 2/3 bowl. Refrigerate for half an hour.
  6. Dust your countertop with flour and roll the 1/3 dough ball into a rectangle. Place matcha dough on the plain dough.
  7. Roll the plain dough in a single layer around the matcha dough to form a log. Remove excess.
  8. Coat the log with sanding sugar until it’s completely covered. Plastic wrap your dough pop it in the freezer.
  9. Freeze for 1-2 hours until they are semi-solid.*
  10. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  11. Prep cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
  12. Slice dough into 1/4-inch-thick circles and make segments with a knife. Avoid cutting all the way through.
  13. Pop it in the oven to bake. (6-8 minutes or until done)
  14. Shift it to the wire rack after letting the baked cookies rest in the sheet for a few minutes.

Notes

*They slice more easily

Keywords: Zesty Lime Cookies, Lime Cookies, Lime Shaped Cookies, Lime Zest, Lime Extract, Lime Zest, Key Lime Cookies, Zesty Lime Shortbread Cookies

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