Lime Iced Sugar Cookies
If y’all missed my recipe for Lime Margarita Cake last month, do me a favor. Pause, check it out, and when you sober up from the insane amount of tequila that I dumped into it, rejoin me here.
Good. Because the importance of this recipe is lost completely if you don’t know about the ABSOLUTELY LIFE-CHANGING LIME CURD that it entails. I wrote about it in the margarita cake post, but I really didn’t spend enough time on it. So I created a whole new freaking post dedicated to it. Obsessed? Maybe.
When I tasted the lime curd for the first time, my life was changed (quick shout-out to the team at HonestlyYum for the recipe). I’ve been obsessed with sour things ever since I was a kid and started asking to eat the lemons out of everyone’s sweet tea glasses at restaurants (and yes, this is something I still do). So I’m extremely happy to report that with the juice of 4 (or 5, who’s counting) limes, this curd has the perfect tartness that I’m looking for in a citrus recipe. Of course, the sugar helps keep it balanced, and the two combine to make something that you wouldn’t mind spreading on toast in the morning – or eating straight out of the bowl.
But as good of an idea as that is, just try and restrain yourself long enough to dip these cookies into that tart, creamy goodness. I was trying to think of other desserts to use this curd in besides cake, when I came up with the idea of using it as alternative icing. I whipped up some sugar cookies, slapped the curd on top, covered the whole thing with whipped cream, and called myself a genius. I even had some friends try them just to make sure I wasn’t deluding myself into thinking that everything with this curd tasted great. Good news: I’m not crazy, and these cookies actually are the bomb! Try them out with a nice little margarita or sangria on the side for a summer picnic that you won’t forget. I’m calling it now: Summer 2017 is the summer of the lime! (Mostly because I bought so many limes and made a heck ton of stuff out of them, but you’ll see. I’m gonna make it happen.)