• Key Lime Balls

    As you can see, these lime balls look like wedding cookies so you probably want to warn your guests to expect the tangy taste of lime before they bite into this delicious cookie! They are beautiful and perfect for those special occasions when you need a cookie that looks much better than a cookie!


    3 Cups Flour
    1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
    1/4 Teaspoon Salt
    2 Sticks Butter, Softened
    1 Cup Powdered Sugar, plus 2 cups more for rolling
    1 Egg Yolk
    1/4 Cup Key Lime Juice (I used regular lime juice.)
    1 Tablespoon Key Lime Zest (I used regular.)


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

    1. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

    3.  On low speed, mix in the egg yolk, lime juice, and zest until incorporated.

    4. Add the dry ingredients, mixing on low speed just until combined. The dough will be very crumbly.

    5. Using your hands, knead the dough gently until it comes together and forms a ball.

    6. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 inch apart on the baking sheets.

    7. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

    8. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack.

    9. While the cookies are still warm, roll them in the reserved 2 cups of powdered sugar, and place back on the baking sheet to cool completely.

    10. Sift the remaining powdered sugar over the tops of the cookies.

    11. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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