A while back the hubby and I were trying to decide on dessert for the evening. We kept going back and forth about what we wanted. Then our dear friends stopped by and voted for trying out a new cookie, Key Lime. I actually really liked them. I would have liked a touch more lime in mine, but everyone else liked them as they were so I guess go with the majority vote.
On a side note, let me tell you about these friends. Maihsmy (pronounced MY S MEE, Not My A** May which is how some pronounce it and it cracks me up every time) is from Costa Rica. She’s beautiful. As I’m sure you can imagine. She’s also incredibly giving, kind, patient and loud.
She’s only lived here for about 8 years. I think. Anyway, she speaks fantastic English for being here such a short time, but there are still a few funny things that happen.
1. Tentatively. Maihs thought this had something to do with “ten” minutes. HILARIOUS!
2. Maihsmy sends awesome emails and texts. Many times they sound something like this, “She is a loca! Is ok though. I just not worrying about it! ” Awesome. I love that. Hello, how many of you could write in another language? It’s hard work! And, she does amazing!
3. If Maihsmy doesn’t know a word in English I hurry to think of a false definition. IE: Oh, you know, chillin’ it’s like when you are sitting around and you suddenly get cold. She pretty much always knows I’m messing with her, but it never gets old to me.
We adore the Boyles. They are truly great friends and we love Maihsmy and what a good, true, and hilarious friend she is. So grateful for them in our lives. I wish you could hear her cute accent. I try to imitate, but I sound Asian. Oh well.
Key Lime Cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 ts baking soda
1/2 ts salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 ts vanilla extract
Zest of 2 Limes
Juice of 2 Limes
1/2 Bag Guitard Choc-Au-Lait Vanilla Chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light. Beat in the egg, lime juice and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add flour mixture until combined. Stir in the lime zest and white chocolate or vanilla chips.
Drop rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8-9 or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely