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  • Writer's picturePhyllis H. Moore

Bed & Breakfast Lime Cookies

Updated: Aug 23, 2020


Once upon a time, we had a bed and breakfast. It was an adventure for seven years. I thought I could fix up an old house, decorate the rooms and enjoy the quiet. However, people actually wanted to stay and they expected breakfast.


I really enjoyed it, but it was confining if you wanted to travel, so we eventually sold it. I made friends from all over the world that I still stay in touch with. My favorite people were the petroleum landmen, but they were all women. They were weekly regulars, arriving on Monday and leaving on Thursday. Then I could get the rooms ready for the weekend history buffs who showed up on Friday and left on Sunday.


I had a signature cookie, always available in the common area. It's a refrigerator cookie, always handy to pull out and bake when you need a little something. The shape in the picture is never what mine looked like because they were rolled in a log and cut in slices, but they were still melt in your mouth and tangy.


So, wouldn't you know this is one of Meg Miller's favorite recipes for a great summer cookie.


Hope you enjoy:


3/4 c. Butter, softened

1/4 c. Sugar

1/4 c. Powdered sugar

2 T. Lime zest

2 T. Lime juice

1/4 t. Salt

1 1/2 c. Flour


Combine ingredients and roll into two logs. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate at least one hour. Cut in 1/4" slices and bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes. Do not over bake. They shouldn't brown.


Lime Glaze: 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 5 T. of lime juice and 1 t. lime zest. (I like more zest). Combine in a glass measuring cup and stir until the icing is smooth with no lumps. Drizzle over cooled cookies.




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Judy Gilley
Aug 21, 2020

Phyllis...so glad you published this recipe! One of my favorites from your kitchen! Jude

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vblackmar
Aug 20, 2020

I and my colleagues (a/k/a sister and daughter) were some of those land-women. Our time with y'all are some of our best memories! You meet the best people when your work is in small Texas towns...

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sarahmooreclick
Aug 20, 2020

Yesssss!!! Those cookies are my favorite, but they always taste better when YOU make them and stack them all pretty on a pedestal under your crystal pie cover!

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