These tender shortbread cookies are infused with a bright lime flavor and a delicious way to celebrate the citrus fruit! They’re vegan friendly and includes a gluten and refined sugar free option as well!
As a young wife and stay-at-home mom, I would watch the Martha Stewart show daily. I loved her tips and tricks on all things home and cooking/baking. She made everything look so delicious and effortless, so I tried many of the recipes from her show. One of my favorite recipes of hers was called lime meltaways, a tender, citrus infused cookie dipped in powdered sugar. When I saw her making them, they immediately reminded me of these lemon coolers my grandma used to buy for us when I was little. I loved those lemon cookies so much!
On my next trip to the store, I picked up all the ingredients to make them myself! They were delicious and quickly became one of my faves!
I wanted to come up with a gluten-free version so that I could continue to enjoy these yummy cookies! I used my gluten and refined sugar free shortbread cookies as a base and added lots of lime zest and juice to bring out that bright flavor.
We dipped some in powdered sugar, just to make them more like the traditional version, but I kept most of them plain as that’s the way I prefer them. They’re perfect with a cup of tea!
These cookies are simple to make and are full of delicious lime flavor. They’re also vegan friendly and include a gluten and refined sugar free option as well! I’m thinking of trying these with lemon next time! Wouldn’t that be delicious?!Print