Some very exciting news: tomorrow is my last day at my internship! On Monday, I will head back to class (until September… no summer vacation for me!) and I am so excited. However, this will mean that I’ll have a lot more to do and lot less time for herbivoress. 😦 BUT do not worry. I still plan to do my regular five posts a week and I just got a beautiful new camera for motivation!
I have to order a charger, but once that’s all squared away, expect some mediocre photos while I figure this puppy out!
But on to more important things….
Hint of Lime Sugar Cookies
makes 50 sugar cookies
4 C Flour
1 1/4 C Earth Balance
1 C Sugar
1 Flax “Egg”
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Juice & Zest of 1 Lime
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 C Warm Water
To make your flax egg, mix 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed and 3 Tbsp. of warm water in a small bowl and mix well with a fork. Set it aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and Earth Balance, until smooth.
Once smooth, add flax egg, vanilla, and lime juice & zest and beat well. Very slowly, add the flour and baking powder. The mixture will become extremely dry, but continue to mix until completely combined. Once mixed, slowly pour a small stream of the warm water while continuing to mix the dough. You may not need to use the entire 1/4 cup of water– add slowly, taking breaks to let the water combine with the dough. Once the dough becomes a (still slightly dry) mass, remove it from your mixing bowl, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Preheat your oven to 350.
Flour a flat surface and a rolling pin and place chilled dough onto the surface. Separate the dough into four equal chunks and, one chunk at a time, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shape.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. If you want a soft, chewy cookie, remove at 8 minutes. If you want a crisp cookie, bake for 9 to 10 minutes.
These cookies are to die for.
They’re perfect in consistency and have just the right amount of lime.
Once the cookies cool, dust them with powdered sugar, and enjoy.