Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Deja Vu - With a Twist

I got the call!!!! Nathan is currently on the plane making his way back to Germany! After 13 1/2 LONG months, my hubby is finally coming home! I am so excited!!!! I have at least 8 more hours to kill and I think I might explode! So, I figured I would get a post up. That would kill some time!

Unfortunately, I can't think clearly. Lucky for me I have a repeat recipe that is easy to blog about since I already did! :)

Remember those Lemon Sugar Cookies I posted last week? Well, Wendy from Pink Stripes left a comment about how they would probably be great with lime zest, too. Once I read that, I couldn't get it out of my head. I knew I HAD to make Lime Sugar Cookies.

Let me tell you... the were just as good as the lemon! I made a full batch this time. I did half lemon, half lime. I love these cookies so much! And just how do you make an awesome cookie even better? Use vanilla bean ice cream and sandwich them together!

Seriously, go make these cookies if you haven't already. And, just for the sake of celebrating, sandwich them with some ice cream! Enjoy!!!!

Lemon (or Lime) Sugar Cookies
Recipe from Baking Bites
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsp lemon zest (or 2 TBSP lime zest)
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and lemon zest until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Gradually mix in the flour at low speed, making sure to incorporate all of the flour and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Place remaining 2-3 tbsp sugar in a small bowl. Shape 1-inch balls of dough, roll in the sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until set but not browned (or only very lightly on the bottom). Edges should be slightly firm. Cool cookies on the pan for a minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 4 dozen


The Food Librarian said...

The cookies look great...but your news is even better!!! How exciting!!! Welcome home Nathan!!!

The Grows said...

Yeah!!!!!!! I am so glad Nate is Finally on his way. It seems like we have been waiting forever for the call. I bet Anya is so excited that her chain is finally done and dad is finally coming home. I am so excited for you guys!!!!!

Katy said...

Cristine, I am so filled with joy for you, Anya and Nate to be reunited again. I cannot imagine the tears that will be flowing when at last you all can hold and kiss each other again.

Pure inspiration to use lime, sounds very good (I use a similar lemon cookie recipe that I love). And to make an ice cream sandwich out of it! Big WOW. Big YUM!

The McBride Family said...

WELCOME HOME NATE!!! We love you and we are so glad our Germany family is back together. Enjoy your time together. Can't wait to hang out!

Megan said...

That's the best news! Congratulations and I'm sure you have lots of delicious treats waiting for him when he gets home!

April said...

Welcome home to your hubby!!! I know that you can hardly stand it! btw, the cookies look great!


Ok, first of all- YAY FOR NATHAN COMING HOME!!! I am so happy for you, I actually cried a little when I read on Monica's blog that he was on the plane. WELCOME HOME NATE! YEAH! WOOO! You know I would be screaming for you at the welcome home ceremony. :)

Second of all, those cookies look absolutely scrumptious. I seriously want to try them!

HoneyB said...


I love the lime - and will try these when I am feeling up to baking again!

The Mortensens said...

I'm so gald your hubby is finally home!

And the cookies look so deliciou--especially with the ice cream. :)

The Mortensens said...

I'm so gald your hubby is finally home!

And the cookies look so deliciou--especially with the ice cream. :)

The Mortensens said...

I'm so gald your hubby is finally home!

And the cookies look so deliciou--especially with the ice cream. :)

Katiecakes said...

Oooooh, lime cookies! That sounds amazing!

13 and a half month is aggggges! You must be so excited to have him back ):

Katie xox

Anonymous said...

OMG! How cool. I'm so happy for you.

(+ your cookies with ice cream look amazing)

Ingrid said...

YES! Your honey's on his way! How exciting for you and the kids!

Pamela said...

The cookies look tempting and wonderful. But the really good news is about your hubs!! YAHOO!!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Oh my Goodness - HORAY! I am soooo excited for you. 13+ months, man you deserve a medal of honor. Hope you have a great homecoming.

Michele said...

Congratulations Cristine! I am so happy for you. My husband is also in the military, though right now he is in the reserves. His unit was just deployed for 18 months, but for some reason, he was one of the soldiers asked to stay behind on the base here. I know how hard it is to deal with deployment...

J.Danger said...


teresa said...

I'm so happy to hear about your husband, what exciting news!

These look WONDERFUL. I am currently addicted to citrus so I can't wait to try these!

Elyse said...

OH MY OH MY OH MY!!! I'm so excited for you. Congrats, congrats!! I am so so glad that your hubby is on his way home. Here's wishing you a fabulous reunion. In the mean time, these lime cookies look amazing. What a great suggestion from Wendy. I could totally go for a few of these right now.

PheMom said...

YUM YUM YUM. Enough about the cookies (which I will have to try soon). Go snuggle your hubby!

beach real estate said...

This is perfectly right for a get together celebration

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