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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

*Lime Zingers*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Lime Zingers. The hazelnuts and taste of lime with a sweetness in these cookies and with the frosting , sooooooooooo gooood! Enjoy!

*Lime Zingers*

Servings: 72 cookies

1 Cup Butter
½ Cup Sugar
3 Tsp. Lime Zest, Finely Shredded
¼ Cup Lime Juice,
2 Limes
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
¾ Cup Hazelnuts, Finely Chopped

4 Oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1½ Tbls. Lime Juice
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Or So Drops Food Coloring, To Desired Color

Preheat oven at 350°F.
With an electric mixer, beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat till combined. Beat in lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can, Stir in remaining flour and nuts.
Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface roll each half of the dough to about ¼ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, using 1 or 2 inch cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until a golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack till cool.

With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, lime juice, and vanilla on medium speed till smooth. Tint the frosting with food coloring as desired.Frost cookies and enjoy!

Per Serving: 69 Cal (58% from Fat, 5% from Protein, 37% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 7 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 6 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 5 mg Sodium; 9 mg Cholesterol.

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