Lime Cookie Bars
Spring is in the air! We had temperatures in the 40s this weekend, it felt like a heat wave.
You know winter was rough when I roll down my car windows in 40-degree weather!
It felt so nice to finally not freeze and not have to bundle up for once.
To celebrate the warmer spring temperatures, I made these delicious Lime Cookie Bars which taste just like a fruity summer drink and with their pretty pastel green color they are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat!
These bars have a great texture of a soft chewy cookie combined with a hint of lime.
I drizzled these cookie bars with white cookie icing and SPRINKLED them with colored sprinkles to make them even more fun and festive for St. Patrick’s Day!
UPDATE: I’ve also made these for Christmas and called them “Christmas Tree Sticks” lol. Everyone LOVED them!
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- 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 (3 oz) package of Jell-O Lime gelatin, dry
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pouch Betty Crocker Cookie Icing, white
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line (2) baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking sheets. Set aside.
- In a small bowl mix the flour, salt, and baking powder until combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter for 1-3 minutes. Add sugar and dry JELL-O powder and beat on high for 1-2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out. Cut the dough into small little bars, about 1.5in x 3in. Place dough bars on prepared baking sheet and place in freezer for 10 minutes. (this will help them keep their shape)
- Bake for 8 minutes (or until slightly golden at the edges). Let cool.
- Once cool, drizzle with royal icing and sprinkles.
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