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shortbread lime

Shortbread Lime

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Goûter
Cuisine Française, Méditéranéenne
Servings 30 shortbread lime


  • Electric whisk
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Kitchen scale
  • 2 bowls


  • 270 g flour
  • 15 g cornstach
  • 40 g icing sugar
  • 50 g icing sugar to cover cooled cookies
  • 170 g softened butter
  • 30 g lime juice
  • 1 zest lime
  • 1 pinch salt flower
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Here are the steps you need to follow:
  • Start by putting the 170 g of softened butter and 40 g of icing sugar in a salad bowl
  • Mix them with a tablespoon to be able to work them more easily with an electric whisk
  • Whisk everything 3 minutes max
  • Add the lime zest then the 30 g of lime juice and the vanilla extract.
  • Whisk everything for 1 minute
  • Separately, in a salad bowl, a large bowl or whatever you want, mix the 270 g of flour with the 15 g of cornstarch and the pinch of salt flower and put everything in the bowl that contains our previous mixture (butter, icing sugar, lime)
  • Mix with an electric whisk until you get a sort of crumble
  • Then mix by hand to obtain a nice ball of dough, very homogeneous.
  • Divide the dough in half and make two beautiful rolls of about 2 inches (try to make them smooth)
  • Reserve the two strands of dough in plastic wrap (each in its plastic wrap, not both in the same)
  • Then, if you want to make them during the day, put your dough in the fridge for 1 hour (it can be kept for 24 hours in the fridge).
  • If you want to use it for later, you can put it in the freezer (it will keep for several days, even several weeks) -> The sausage technique is my favorite technique for this kind of cookies, because there is no than to cut slices to cook them. No need for a cookie cutter, to roll out the dough a thousand and one times or to put it in your fingers after warming the dough with your hands.
  • Once the dough has cooled, preheat your oven to 150 ° C, hot air.
  • Cut slices of about one cm and place them on a baking sheet, covered with baking paper or other.
  • Bake your cupcakes for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on whether you prefer them more tender.
  • Let them cool to cover them with icing sugar
  • Last step, my favorite by far: Treat yourself !!!!
Keyword lime, shortbread, shortbread lime