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Lime and black pepper cookies

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes about 4 dozen cookies
Lime and black pepper cookies
1

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the milk, vanilla and egg, and beat over low speed just to incorporate.

2

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, lime zest, baking powder, pepper and salt, breaking up any lumps.

3

With the mixer on low speed, slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.

4

Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log shape about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

5

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dough log and slice crosswise into cookies one-fourth inch thick. Place the cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake until a light golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

6

Remove the cookies and cool on a rack. Dust the cooled cookies lightly with confectioner’s sugar (and black pepper, if using).


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