What a beautiful day we have here in Anchorage today! The temperature is currently 30 degrees, the sky is blue, and there is a slight breeze blowing.
I know to some of you that might not sound too pleasant, but when I walk outside – it feels like a spring day to me. 🙂
It must feel like spring to the local birdies too, because these feathered friends have been loitering at my bird feeders all afternoon.
These birds are called Red Polls, and they have been cleaning me out of thistle seed for the past several days. I do enjoy their company though, and they also keep my kitty cat entertained. She’ll sit for hours by the window, staring out at them. She’s an indoor kitty, so the birds have nothing to fear. 🙂
In honor of this spring-like day, I decided to make some refreshing Key Lime Cookies.
These cookies are so soft and flavorful, and truly remind me of spring.
Key Lime Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 packets True Lime
few drops green food coloring (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
Add powdered sugar and granulated sugar and beat well.
Combine warm water and Ener-G Egg Replacer in a small glass or bowl. Mix well.
Add egg mixture, oil and True Lime packets to sugar mixture. Blend well.
Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Add food coloring, if desired.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set. (do not brown)
Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Sprinke cooled cookies with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.
Makes approximately 3 1/2 dozen cookies.