Use this basic dough in your cookie press to make a variety of different shaped cookies.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
6 mins
20 mins
56 mins
About 84 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, salt and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and juice until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the lime peel.

  • Place unchilled dough into cookie press fitted with template. Force dough through cookie press, forming desired shapes, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. If you like, sprinkle cookies with coarse sugar.

  • Bake in a 400 degree F. oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks and let cool. If you like, drizzle with Lime Icing; let stand 20 minutes or until set. Or, dip tops of cookies in Lime Icing, if you like, and sprinkle with green sugar. Let stand until set.

  • Store undrizzled cookies in tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Makes about 84 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

41 calories; fat 2g; cholesterol 8mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 5g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; sugars 2g; protein 0g; vitamin a 48.6IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8.1mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; sodium 9mg; potassium 6mg; calcium 0mg; iron 0.2mg.