Prep Time: 35 minCook Time: 20 minTotal Time: 55 mins
2 1/2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon Lime Zest
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tablespoon Water
2 teaspoons Lime Juice
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
Using a mixer cream together shortening and sugar until creamy.
Mix in egg, vanilla and lime zest until evenly incorporated.
Mix in flour mixture a cup at a time. Dough will be crumbly in texture.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Shape cookie dough into a 2 inch diameter log. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut log into 1/2 inch slices.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place each cookie about an inch apart and bake for 20 minutes.
While cookies are cooling make the glaze. In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, water and lime juice. Spoon glaze over cookies and let set. Sprinkle extra lime zest over glaze for color if desired.