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DSCF0273The Lime Cordial Butter Biscuits began life as a Margarita. Tequila aside, the owner and chief baker at Simply Splendid Victorian Afternoon Teas  (that would be me), fell in love with the taste of fresh lime juice in her very first Margarita on the beach in Ixtapa, Mexico.

And so the Margarita gave birth to the Lime Cordial butter biscuits, where the freshest limes are incorporated.

Enjoy these refreshing biscuits!

Simply Splendid Lime Cordial Butter Biscuits

3/4 unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 yellow corn flour (the finest grade you can obtain)
2 teaspoons line zest (use a culinary plane or rasp to obtain the lime zest)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Green coloured sanding sugar (or coarse decorating sugar); optional

Preheat oven to 350F of 160C

In medium bowl of electric mixer, beat butter on medium/high speed to 30 seconds.

Add sugar and slat to butter and beat until combined, scarping the sides of the bowl often.

Using a wooden spoon, hand mix the flours – white and corn, lime zest and vanilla with the butter. Cover and chill until the dough is easy to roll.

On a floured board, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness; use your favourite cookie cutter to cut shapes. Arrange your cutouts two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Lightly sprinkle sanding sugar on the cookies.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges of your cookies turn golden, The number of biscuits you get wil depend on the shape of your cutouts