This little gem of a cookie is packed with flavor, from the Irish Cream in the shortbread to the lime zest glaze dripping down the sides. Bake a batch for the gang this St. Patrick's Day, or double the recipe for sending to loved ones.
If cookies had personalities, I’m sure these lime-topped nuggets would be voted “biggest flirt.”
There are some flavors that just put a smile on your face, and lime happens to be at the top of the list. It’s a happy flavor. Who can resist a giggle when the tangy flavor burst hits your mouth? The irresistible scent of lime immediately causes your mouth to water. Matter of fact, just writing about it makes my mouth water.
When developing this recipe, I really went all out with the lime. Why hold back? Did you know that lime is one of the healthiest foods you can eat? I squeeze it on my tacos, into my water, add it to smoothies and juice and drizzle it on my salads.
In the past, sailors loaded their ships with limes to keep themselves safe from scurvy, which was a potentially fatal disease in those days, caused by lack of vitamin C. Soldiers were given limes as a health benefit on the battlefield. Lime is even known for helping digestion. Excuse me a minute while I grab another cookie…
But seriously, this winter fruit pairs perfectly with the simple flavor of shortbread, though I didn’t leave the cookie lacking flavor of its own. A little swig of Irish Cream gives it a little flavor boost, and don’t underestimate the power and healthy goodness of good ol' Irish grass-fed butter.
Coconut flour gave my cookies a little bit of a brown color, but if you prefer yours a pale white, simply sub out the coconut flour with rice flour.
If you’re looking for a green treat this St. Paddy’s Day, look no further. These should fit the bill perfectly.
Prep time: 30 minutes | Bake time: 30 minutes (2 batches) | Total time: 1 hour
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