These shortbread cookies are loaded with enough lime flavor to make you pucker up. They have a delicate, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a glaze made with both lime juice and zest.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer), cream together the butter, vanilla, salt, and lime zest on medium speed until combined. Turn the mixer speed down to low and add the confectioners’ sugar, then mix on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes, until very light and fluffy.
Add the flour in thirds, beating until just combined, no more than 2 minutes.
Use a small ice cream scoop to form the cookies, about 1 rounded tablespoon each, and place on the prepared cookie sheets, leaving
Position the racks in the middle and lower third of the oven and
To make the glaze: Mix the confectioners’ sugar, lime zest, and lime juice in a small bowl until smooth. Add water
Drop a dollop of glaze on each cookie and let set. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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