Lime Meltaways

DSC01120I realize that this post is long over due, but I will sure make it up and try to be as active as I can around here.

Today’s recipe is a delicious little cookie, that is delicate, crumbly, tangy, sweet and melts in your mouth (hence the name lime meltaways). When I saw this recipe on Martha Stewart’s show, I knew I had to make it because of how easy it looked.

I have done 2 different variations to flavor the basic dough such as:DSC01115

  • Orange juice and zest (not my favorite)
  • A mix of dried fruits and nuts that were already soaking in rum (highly recommended).

But today’s recipe is just pure butter, sugar, along with a more healthier ingredient) lime zest and juice.

This is Martha Stewart’s recipe for lime meltaways without any alterations.


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Add the butter and 1/3 cup confectioners sugar in the bowl of an DSC01126electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add lime zest and juice, vanilla, and mix until fluffy.
  3. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl. Add to butter mixture, and mix on low speed until just combined.
  4. Divide dough in half.
  5. Roll in parchment to form a log.
  6. Refrigerate logs until cold and firm (don’t skip this step, your dough will be soft and hard to work with if you don’t), at least 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Cut logs into thick equal rounds, and place them on cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
  9. Bake cookies until barely golden, about 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
  10. While still warm toss the cookies with remaining 2/3 cup sugar in a resealable plastic bag (I dusted each row of cookies with sugar in a plastic container because they were super crumbly and would break easily if tossed in a plastic bag).
  11. Cookies can be stored in an airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 weeks (but they usually don’t last that long!).

DSC01125I just remembered that I have a log lying in my freezer, do you think its still edible? I wounder how long they keep in the freezer! Am gonna bake them tonight and update you guys :).

Until then I wish you good health and appetite!



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