Lime-Graham Tea Cookies

Try these citrusy cookies, coated in powdered sugar, for a luncheon, shower, holiday or anytime snack.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

1
cup butter, softened
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
tablespoon frozen (thawed) limeade concentrate
1
tablespoon grated lime peel
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup graham cracker crumbs (about 20 squares)
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes or until fluffy. Stir in vanilla, limeade concentrate and lime peel. On low speed, beat in flour, graham cracker crumbs and salt just until blended. Fold in nuts. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat oven to 400°F. Shape dough into 36 (1 1/4-inch) balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until slight cracks appear and cookies are lightly golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool 5 minutes. Place remaining 1 cup powdered sugar in shallow dish. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool. Store tightly covered up to 1 week.

Expert Tips

For easy cleanup, line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or Silpat liners.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.