Lime Wafer Recipe

Welcome to our Third Annual LoveFeast Cookie Exchange! We have been so honored over the years to have so many talented bakers share recipes and stories from their tables on ours here at LoveFeast Table!

This year, besides having 12 awesome guest bloggers sharing a cookie recipe and a favorite holiday memory or story we are adding something special to the mix. Actually 12 something specials! Each of our guest bloggers will be giving away one of our new Recipe Journals from our LoveFeast Shop. Each of our Guests after sharing their recipe at our table will be sharing a giveaway at each of their blogs. That means you have a chance to win every day for 12 days straight!!!

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I’m going to start us off by sharing a story about my very first Christmas with my husband, Todd.

My husband and I spent our first Christmas alone. We lived in Maryland and our close family was states away in California, Illinois, Colorado and Minnesota. We had a small cinder block apartment above a school building on a prep-school campus where my husband was a middle school teacher. I remember that Christmas distinctly. I remember we ate on a vibrant tablecloth from Madrid that we had purchased at a boutique just a street or so away from Museo del Prado. I remember that I gathered and wrapped a cluster of white taper candles together with a ribbon that was an easy fire hazard, with the dripping wax and ribbon mingling and melting together. I also remember that we had decided to forgo wedding gifts that year, being we were newly married and were just 6 months off an extravagant month long honeymoon in Spain and Portugal. Or so I thought. After dinner of homemade Beef Wellington with bone marrow started from the gourmet restaurant that my husband waited tables at on the weekends and holidays, there appeared a stout and square package. Inside was a very traditional and beautiful white porcelain teapot.

During the cooler months I have used it almost everyday for the last 21 years. It is one of my favorite things. This Lime Wafer Cookie Recipe is one of my favorites to have with a bit of tea. I know it’s not a traditional Christmas Cookie. But, it is one that I tend to make this time of year, because it’s a bit of twist on the traditional Sugar Cookie. And, it goes perfect with a spot of tea.



Lime Wafer Recipe
Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: 4 dozen cookies
  • 1 Cup Butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon grated Lime Zest
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 5 Cups Flour, sifted
  1. Cream the butter for 2-3 minutes at medium speed until it is light.
  2. Continue beating, gradually adding  the sugar, 22-3 minutes scraping the sizes often.  Beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, lime zest, lime juice, salt and ginger.  Beat well.
  4. Gradually beat on low and slowly add the flour.
  5. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces, wrap in plastics and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  7. On a floured surface roll out chilled dough into ¼ inch thick.  (Keep remaining dough refrigerate until you are ready to use it.)
  8. Cut wafers with a 2" round cookie cutter or upturned glass.  Using a floured spatula, lift the cookies onto buttered or parchment papered lined cookie sheets.
  9. Bake the cookie for 10-12 minutes until the edges of the cookie are slightly browned.
  10. Cool cookie sheets on wire racks.

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