Sometimes I like simple things.
A hug from my kids.
A good book.
And while I make crazy desserts with lots of stuff put in them, sometimes I just like a simple cookie.
The problem with lemon, orange or key lime desserts in my house is that no one likes them except me.
Which translates into me eating almost the entire tray of cookies and then self-loathing for not being able to stop eating cookies and swearing that I will never eat another cookie until I reach my goal weight…and then going back and eating the last cookie because it would be wrong to leave just one on the plate and that starting TOMORROW…
I gave my husband one of these cookies to try and he literally made the worst possible scrunched up face I have ever seen, like I was feeding him poison or something and said, “AAHH, What ARE these…YUCK!
I keep trying to convince him citrus is cool, but I really need to find a new battle.
So I try not to make simple, citrusy cookies.
But I made an exception this week. Because it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and if there’s ever a day to self-loathe…wait…that didn’t come out right.
The thing about these cookies, please know, that they are “Meltaways” which means they have cornstarch in them giving them a soft, melty texture.
I love meltaways. LOVE.
My husband does not, however…remember the scrunched up poison face?
But since this is my site, not his, I say make them, eat them and love every second of it!
Key Lime Meltaway Shortbread.
First make your dough. It’s simple, just a few ingredients…
Then divide it in half and roll it into 2 equal 10″ logs…I hate the word log.
Wrap those in cling wrap and stick in the fridge for a few hours…
When they are nice and chilled, slice them with a sharp knife…
And bake them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
When they are done and cooled, you need to make the glaze.
Throw it all in a bowl and stir it up…
Spoon a little on your cookie…
And then smush it around a little.
And let them set up.
Then you can eat them and decide if meltaways are for you, or if they cause you to make scrunched up poison faces.