Honey-Lime Almond Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, finely chopped
  • Confectioners’ sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in honey, egg yolk, lime zest and lime juice. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in almonds.
  • Divide dough in half; shape each into a 5-in.-long roll. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  • Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. If desired, dust with confectioners’ sugar.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving. If desired, dust with additional confectioners’ sugar.

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