July 31, 2014

Key Lime Delights

Indiana State Fair 2013 Best Cookie

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These Key Lime Delights are absolutely delight-ful!

Key Lime Delights 1They’re a blue ribbon winner from the 2013 Indiana State Fair, created by entrant and home baker Rebecca Burgardt.

Rebecca-Indiana State Fair Winner

There’s cream cheese, along with fresh key lime juice and fresh key lime zest in what’s essentially a butter cookie. A touch of green food coloring gives a hint of the cookie’s citrus flavor.

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The powdered sugar topping also features the fresh key lime, along with bits of pineapple and mango, giving the cookie a tropical flair. During our run through in the kitchen, we fell in LOVE with these cookies. You’re sure to flip over them too.



Key Lime Delights

1 cup butter, softened

3 oz cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon grated key lime peel

1 1/2 tablespoons key lime juice

2 1/2 cups Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Green food coloring, few drops



1/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

3 teaspoons key lime juice

1 teaspoon grated key lime peel

1/4 cup dried pineapple, chopped fine

1/4 cup dried mango, chopped fine

Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Blend in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough into teaspoon size balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. With finger, make an indention in the middle of the ball. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown on edges. Cool completely. For the filling, beat butter until fluffy. Add confectioner’s sugar, key lime juice and key lime peel; beat until smooth. Stir in dried pineapple and mango. Place filling inside of indention on each cookie.

-Recipe from Rebecca, Indiana State Fair, 2013 Gold Medal Flour Contest