I love to bake on rainy days. It adds warmth to your house and the aromatherapy of caramelized sugar soothes the soul. My favourite cookies to enjoy on a rainy day are Lime Sugar Cookies. The zesty lime flavour brings a little bit of sunshine to your tastebuds and the crunchy pumpkin seeds add a unique crunch.
lime sugar cookies
Borrowed from rebar modern food cookbook by audrey alsterberg + wanda urbanowicz. If you don’t already own a copy of this cookbook, it’s well worth buying as it’s full of delicious recipes. And if you’re ever in Victoria, be sure to visit the unbelievably delicious vegetarian Rebar Modern Food restaurant in Bastion Square. It will become a superb favourite (and your health will love you for it too!).
Makes about 30 cookies
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 tbsp vegetable oil
zest of 1 lime
2 tbsp lime juice
1 3/4 cup flour (a mix of whole wheat and all-purpose flour works well in this recipe)
1/4 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), toasted and roughly chopped
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream the sugar, oil, butter and lime zest until light and fluffy. Add eggs and lime juice and beat together to incorporate.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, pepitas, baking soda and salt. Add the dry mix to the wet mix and stir together well.
Using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, form balls with about 1 tbsp of the dough. Drop the batter onto a cookie sheet, leaving space in between them to allow the cookies to spread during baking. Flatten each slightly and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 5-7 minutes. A five minute bake time will give softer cookies and a seven minute bake time will create crunchier cookies. Cool on wire rack.
Enjoy cookies with a warm cup of tea while listening to the pitter patter of rain.