Gingerbread Lime Cookies

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PREP TIME

30 min

TOTAL TIME

2 hrs 15 min

Makes

40 cookies

Gingerbread Lime Cookies

Photo, Erik Putz. Food styling, Irene Ngo.

Lime zest is in the secret ingredient in these rich and flavourful cookies.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1/3 cup coarse sugar , or raw cane sugar
  • 2 to 3 tsp lime zest

Instructions

1. Whisk our with baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.

2. Beat butter with brown and granulated sugars in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, until fluffy, 2 to 3 min. Beat in egg, lime juice and molasses. Reduce speed to low, then gradually beat in our mixture, until just combined. Refrigerate dough in bowl until firm, about 1 hr. 3. Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Stir coarse sugar with lime zest in a small bowl.

4. Scoop out 1-tbsp portions of dough and roll into balls. Dip 1 side into sugar mixture, then arrange, sugar-side up, 2 in. apart, on prepared sheets.

5. Bake until cookies flatten and crack, 10 to 11 min. Let stand for 5 min on sheet, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

Nutrition (per cookie)

  • Calories
  • 64,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g,
  • Fat
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg.

Storage Tip:
Cookies will keep well stored in an airtight container up to 5 days.

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