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Tangy Lime Sugar Cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling dough
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from one large lime (add more to taste)
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • AirHeads Xtremes Bites candies for decorating (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. With a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lime juice and lime zest.
  5. In 2-3 additions, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
  6. Refrigerate dough for several hours
  7. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar.
  8. Place on lined cookie sheets 1 - 2 inches apart
  9. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned
  10. If desired, remove cookies from oven about a minute before they're doneand place an AirHeads candy onto the top (this will help the candy stick to the cookie).
  11. Remove from oven and let stand on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes.
  12. Transfer to cooling rack.
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