Monday, March 12, 2012

Lime Cookies for St. Patrick's Day (Dairy Free)

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My mom used to make these mouth watering lime cookies for St. Patrick's Day. They were always a favorite. The lime is a perfect hint of spring just around the corner. I made these with my kids yesterday, and had to make a few adjustments to my mom's recipe, to make them dairy-free for Weston. I also wanted a glaze that used real lime juice. So I'll give you both versions of the recipe below!

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Rachel's St. Patrick's Day Cookies (dairy-free)

Cookie Ingredients:
3 3-oz packages of lime flavored jello 
2 cups of shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
4 cups flour
2 eggs
Glaze Ingredients:
2 cups powdered sugar
fresh squeezed juice from 1 lime
green food coloring
green sprinkles

Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix the 3 jello packages, shortening, powdered sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
3. Stir in flour until mixed.
4. Roll dough into balls and flatten with your hand.
5. Bake until set but not brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from
cookie sheet. Cool completely.
6. Prepare Green Glaze- Squeeze lime juice into bowl. Whisk juice, powdered sugar, and a drop of food coloring together. Add more sugar if needed.
7. Put waxed paper strips on counter. Dip tops of cookies
into glaze and set out on waxed paper to dry. Add sprinkles while the tops
are slightly wet. (If the tops are too wet the sprinkles melt into the cookies, if
the tops are too dry, the sprinkles won’t stick).


Mom’s St. Patrick's Day Cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups of butter
2 6oz packages of lime flavored jello (save out ½ of one box for glaze)
2 cups powdered sugar, plus 3 cups for glaze
4 cups flour
2 eggs
Green Glaze (below)
Green sprinkles

Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Reserve ½ of a package of dry gelatin for the glaze.
3. Mix remaining gelatin, butter, powdered sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
4. Stir in flour until mixed.
5. Using cookie scoop, arrange cookies approximately 2 inches apart on
ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten cookie dough with the back of a flat spatula,
periodically coating the spatula with flour to prevent the dough from sticking
to the spatula.
6. Bake until set but not brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from
cookie sheet. Cool completely.
7. Prepare Green Glaze. Put waxed paper strips on counter. Dip tops of cookies
into glaze and set out on waxed paper to dry. Add sprinkles while the tops
are slightly wet. (If the tops are too wet the sprinkles melt into the cookies, if
the tops are too dry, the sprinkles won’t stick).

Green Glaze:
1. Mix reserves gelatin and ½ cup boiling water.
2. Let stand 5 minutes.
3. Stir in 3 cups of powdered sugar until smooth and of desired consistency.

(Thanks to my sister Jesse for mom's recipe)!
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13 comments:

  1. Oh Yummy, this sounds wonderful! I love how fluffy they look! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These sound great! Would love for you to share at http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html
    Have a great day!

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  3. this looks heavenly. i will most definitely be making these this weekend! thanks soooooo much!

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  4. I love the idea of lime cookies! I am so going to be playing with this idea this weekend to work out a version that will go with my family's diet. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  5. Yum! new follower with GFC. Would love a follow back too! Yum!
    laura

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  6. How delicious AND cute! :) I will be tweeting a link! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  7. Ummm, how delicious do these babies look!? Wow. I hope you'll add them to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

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  8. Yum. Thanks for the recipe. They look delish.

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  9. they looks so cute, and they sound really good.

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  10. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

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  11. I love anything lime! They look delicious!

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  12. Adding this recipe to my stash, they look and sound yummy!!! Stopping by from Positively Splendid.

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  13. These look so festive and yummy! I am having an Irish theme ladies game night next weekend. Everyone is supposed to bring an Irish/green dish. I think I might just have to make these!! I pinned them on my Pinterest board for easy reference. I would love it if you shared this in my linky party this week: http://www.artistic31mama.com/2012/03/fabulous-fridays-3-linky-party-031612.html?showComment=1332107948661#c8763764172867747435 Have a great weekend!

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♥Rach H