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These have the makings of a great little summer cookie but they are, in the end, quite underwhelming. I think a light, buttery citrus-glazed cookie is a fantastic idea but these fail to deliver. Very ‘meh’.
Pretty easy recipe with simple butter cookie ingredients plus items for a super-simple lime glaze.
Have I mentioned here how much I love zesting citrus? Oh, I have? Have I included a photo of beautiful citrus zest here before? Oh, once or twice, I have? Well, here’s another.
The cookie dough comes together very easily and it is shaped into a rectangular log that is chilled thoroughly. A lot like the Icebox Butter Cookies, only square-shaped this time.
Using parchment paper really helped me shaped the dough with flat sides. Now getting all the corners to be 90-degrees was another matter entirely.
Once I had the log shaped I wrapped it in parchment paper and then wrapped and sealed it in a plastic bag to keep it from drying out. Then, into the fridge.
After chilling, it is just a matter of slicing the individual cookies. I was rushed here and it shows. I am disappointed in myself for this. It’s the little things that matter in baking – the attention to detail. My cookies were not evenly sliced and did not bake evenly and it was my haste during this step that led to that. Patience is not something I’ve had in large supply lately.
You can really see how difficult it was for me to get a rectangular log with square corners in this shot of the individual cookies pre-bake. This was hard! I’d get three corners squared but then the fourth would always elude me. Trying to square it would cause a different corner to go round.
Then it is just a matter of baking them, letting them cool, and preparing the glaze which is essentially powdered sugar and lime zest and water.
So a very easy recipe with some tricky parts. I thought about trying to raise the oompf factor on these somehow, like making them into sandwich cookies or making a thicker frosting for the tops. I also think they’d be great with any citrus flavor – lemon, grapefruit, or orange.