Cream Cheese Cookies with Lime & Gin Butter
Cream Cheese Lime & Gin Cookies - (Recipes for Home & Restaurant) by Nadine Lloyd

Cream Cheese Cookies with Lime & Gin Butter


Ingredients:  (Serves 4)
1 cup unsalted butter - (room temperature)
1 cup cream cheese - (room temperature)
1½ cups caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
3½ cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup icing sugar

Lime & Gin Butter Cream:
1 cup unsalted butter - (room temperature)
2-3 tablespoons Gin - (plus extra if required)
1¾ cups icing sugar - (plus extra if required)
Zest from 1 lemon - (pat dry on paper towel)
Zest from 1 lime - (pat dry on paper towel)
½ teaspoon sea salt


Method:
Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, cream cheese, caster sugar, vanilla bean paste and salt together until smooth.

Beat in one egg at a time until fully incorporated.
Sift in the flour.
Using a firm spatula, fold until a soft smooth dough forms.
Cover and refrigerate for 25-30 minutes or until the dough becomes firm.

Preheat the oven to 160°C - 180°C (320°F - 356°F)
Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside.

Using clean dry hands roll out walnut sized cookies.
Evenly space the balls on the lined trays.
Flatten slightly.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through and they start to turn a light golden colour around the edges.
Remove and set aside to cool on baking tray’s for 5-8 minutes.

Lime & Gin Butter Cream:
In a medium sized bowl, cream the butter, Gin and sea salt together until fully incorporated.
Fold in the icing sugar and lemon/lime zest until smooth.
Spread the cooled cookies with the Gin Butter Cream.
Serve with tea or coffee.



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Cream Cheese Lime & Gin Cookies - (Recipes for Home & Restaurant) by Nadine Lloyd