Feature Recipe For The Week 7/09/16
This is a really light and delicious cookie recipe taken from the Dec 2012 edition of "Better Homes and Garden's Magazine." It combines two of my favorite flavors - Ginger and Lime - and the combined taste is amazing. Our Ginger Powder is added to Fresh Lime and Fresh Ginger to provide an extra Ginger flavor. You will taste the lime first (it is oh-so-good), and then the ginger, which perfectly complements the lime . These cookies are excellent served with a nice glass of iced tea. Light, flavorful, and an ideal treat to serve in the summer.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tblspns finely shredded Lime peel
1 Tblspn peeled and minced fresh Ginger
3/4 cup plus 2 Tblspns (unsalted ) butter (just slightly softened), cut into chunks
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 Tblspns light corn syrup
1 Tblspn Ginger powder
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups flour
Juice from 1 medium sized freah Lime
Powdered Sugar (about 1 cup, to sprinkle on top of the cooked cookies)
Finely shredded lime peel (about 3 Tblspns, to sprinkle on top of the cooked cookies)
Lightly grease a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor or food chopper, combine the sugar, lime peel and fresh ginger. Process until the ginger is pulverized. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture.
In a large bowl, combine the remaining sugar-lime-ginger mixture, butter, egg yolk, lime juice, corn syrup, Ginger powder, lemon extract, baking soda, and salt. Beat with a mixer until it is well blended and a light color. Add half of the flour to this mixture and mix well. Then add the remaining flour and mix until it is incorporated.
Shape the batter into small balls (about the size of a quarter) and then roll the balls in the reserved sugar-lime-ginger mixture. Place the balls on the greased baking sheet and then flatten them (just slightly) with the bottom of a small glass. The flattened cookie should be about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Bake the cookies for 6 minutes or until the edges are just a light brown. Let the cookies cool for 3 minutes and then sprinkle the tops of them with powdered sugar and the lime peel.