"you can substitute Brazil nuts for hazelnuts"
- Serving Size: 1 (15.2 g)
- Calories 65
- Total Fat - 3.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
- Cholesterol - 7.7 mg
- Sodium - 37.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 7.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
- Sugars - 4.3 g
- Protein - 1.1 g
- Calcium - 17.6 mg
- Iron - 0.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add granulated sugar and beat until combined.
Beat in lime peel, ¼ cup lime juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the nuts.
Divide dough in half.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
Using 1- to 2-inch cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes.
Place cutouts on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Transfer to wire racks and let cool.
For frosting, in a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, the 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
Tint with green food coloring if desired.
Spread onto cookies.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.