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Key Lime Spritz Cookies

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7 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon key lime peel or lime peel, finely shredded
2 teaspoons key lime juice or lime juice
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
coarse sugar (optional)
Lime Icing (optional)
green colored crystal sugar (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar. Beat on medium speed until creamy. Add egg and lime juice. Beat until blended. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Beat on low speed until blended (if dough gets too stiff, continue mixing by hand). Stir in lime peel. Fit a cookie press with the desired template and fill with unchilled dough. Press out cookies 1" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with coarse sugar (optional).

Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. Cool 2 minutes on cooling grid. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and continue to cool on grid. If desired, after cookies have cooled drizzle with Lime Icing and let stand 20 minutes or until set, or dip cookies in icing and top with green sprinkle sugar.

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