Monday, April 8, 2013

Remembering a Fashion Icon and Lime Meltaways...

Its a sad day for fashion lovers everywhere, the great Lily Pulitzer has passed. She was known for her brightly colored prints that are recognizable from miles away. As the story goes it all started with a juice stand, she needed a print to cover the juice stains and thus the fashion empire was born. I've always imagined getting one of her cute shift dresses for a vacation to the beach.

Last week I made these Lime Meltaway Cookies and now wish that I would have used Key Limes for Lily. I remember walking around her store in Key West a couple years ago, everything was so bright and beautiful, couldn't help but put a smile on your face.

Rest in Peace, Lily

These cookies stand true to their name, Meltaway...they literally melt as soon as you put them in your mouth. They are the great cookie to serve with tea, and the bright lime flavor is perfect. 

Lime Meltaways

1 3/4 Cups plus 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
zest of 2 Limes, Key Limes or Lemons could be used
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed Lime Juice
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 1/2 Sticks Butter, Softened
1 Cup Powdered Sugar, divided

Sift Flour, Cornstarch, and Salt.
Zest and juice limes, combine with Vanilla.

Cream Butter with 1/3 Cup of Powdered Sugar.
Add liquid and combine. 
Add Flour mixture and mix to combine.

Divide dough into 2  pieces of parchment and roll up into a log shape, chill for at least 1 hour.

Slice dough 1 inch thick slices, place on parchment paper lined baking sheet

Bake in preheated 350ยบ for 8-10 minutes, rotating pan half way though.

Cool and toss with remaining powdered sugar. 

Keeps fresh for 1 week in airtight container.

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