Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lime Icebox Cookies

 It all started with an offer at the supermarket, 10 limes for a cheap price. We thought about it twice and then decided to take them home, with no plan what so ever about what to do with them. I started thinking about you and asked you for advice, and got some nice suggestions. I will probably make some lime curd soon, if I can find a good recipe for it. 

But to speak the truth, I didn't have the patient to wait for your awesome advice. Back in my mind, the Grapefruit Icebox Cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar was lurking. I've wanted to make them for quite some time, but never got around to do it. I never have grapefruit at home anyway. But now, with 10 pretty limes just lying their, waiting for me to zest and juice them, I figured I might as well use lime instead of grapefruit. So I got going, and made half a batch. According to the recipe, it was supposed to yield 12 cookies. I got 52. They were just the right size for one bit, and they got eaten up in 10 minutes by the three of us while playing a card game about growing beans (!!!).

 And why is it called icebox cookies?


  1. Åh, din blogg är så himla tjusig, blir så glad av att kika in här.
    Fint med riven lime på, jag river citron över kakor ibland; det känns så fräscht med citrusfrukter!

  2. limes are my favorite and I would never turn away cheap limes. You are one smart cookie:)

    so glad I found your blog.

  3. Smart decision! Perfect way to use up those limes!

    They are called icebox cookies, because you store the dough in the fridge and can make the cookies out of the ice box any time you want.

  4. I love lime and I love cookies. Book marked.

  5. Filippa: Tack!

    Damaris: I'm glad you found it too!

    Mihl: Thanks for letting me know :)

    Panda: good choice. It was a fantastic combination.