Lime and Spice Biscuits

    45 minutes

    A fairly basic biscuit but with a beautiful lime flavour and rolled in a cinnamon and nutmeg spiced sugar. easy to make and they make great presents.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/3 cup (90g) white sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 185g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lime zest
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease 2 large baking trays. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
    2. Stir together 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.
    3. Cream together the butter, 1 cup sugar, and lime zest in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the lime juice, then the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time.
    4. Form the dough into walnut-sized balls, and roll in the spiced sugar mixture. Arrange onto prepared baking sheets 2cm apart. Flatten the balls slightly using a fork or the bottom of a glass.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges turn golden brown, 13 to 16 minutes. Cool on wire racks, then store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

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    Easy biscuits to make and tasted great. The lime flavour was subtle, so I would put more lime zest and/or juice in next time, or maybe less spice in the sugar coating.  -  05 Oct 2012


    Beautiful crisp biscuits. So easy to make and thecrecipe makes so many. Will definitely make them again. Luckily I have a lime tree as limes are expensive here.  -  02 Apr 2018


    Outstanding, refreshing and uniquely flavored cookie, unlike anything I've ever had before. You can taste both the lime and the nutmeg (a spice I generally don't care for) yet the two combine and blend to create a delicious flavor all its own. Be careful not to overbake these - -you don't want them brown around the edges. Once the cookies have set and are just beginning to turn color along the edge they're done! Any longer than that and you'd more than likely end up with an overly crunchy cookie. Beautiful cookie too, all light and sparkly with its sugar/nutmeg finish. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed something so different so much. I will make them again for sure, and I won't change a thing!  -  19 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)