I need serious help.  I need to hire someone to follow me around and watch out for my well being because I obviously lack that ability.  Let me explain.

This all started with the pizza incident and forgetting that I put black olives in the dough.  Then, the damage got worse, all happening on Saturday.

I woke up at 11 o’clock.  That is the latest I have slept in my life.  (Well, I got up at 8 and realized by 8:30 that I really did not want to be up and moving around, so I went back to bed.)  Mistake 0 (the kick off of Mistake Saturday.)  This led to running around the house so that I wouldn’t be late leaving my house.  You see, I had a fantastic afternoon planned of Margaritas and Mary Kay- I was not going to be late.

Mistake 1: rushing out the house- it makes for retracing my steps later really hard.

Mistake 2:  Not buying enough make-up.  I tried to restrain myself but now I am in regret (there is always next time for this.)

Mistake 3:  Loosing my keys only to be found three days later by my mom (they had some how escaped my purse and ended up in the backseat of her car.)

Mistake 4: Spending hours the following two days trying to recall where in the hell my keys could be (see Mistake 1.)

Mistake 5:  Wearing heals to the bar.  Don’t get me wrong, I love heals.  Except I am clumsy (no alcohol needed.)  I fell down steps and almost did a face plant into a grill (If I would have sustained a concussion from a grill, I may have quite cooking right then and there.)

Mistake 6 (the final mistake): not making more of these cookies.

I guess I should be glad for the things that did turn out right- like having a fantastic afternoon with my girlfriends!

These cookies went perfectly for the margarita party we had, plus they looked so darn cute!  This recipe would also work really well with lemon or orange cookies!

Lime sugar cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies/Brownies
Serves: 2
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • Zest from ½ lime
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cup + ⅓ cup flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ (if baking cookies right away.)
  2. Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, beat lime zest and sugar together until sugar is fragrant. Beat in butter until smooth and well incorporated with the sugar. Add in egg and lime juice, continue to beat until mixture is combined. Add dry ingredients and continue to mix until dough comes together- let mixer continue for another two minutes.
  3. At this point you can put the dough in the refrigerator for later use or roll out onto a floured surface and cut.
  4. (if using the lime shape, cut out dough with a circle cutter and then cut each circle in half.)
  5. Bake on a parchment covered try for 10-12 minutes. Cookie should have a slight golden color and the edges should be slightly brown.
  6. Once cool, frost with your favorite frosting. I use the Wilton recipe for royal icing (only I subbed 4 T of lime juice and 2 T of water for the recommended 6 T of water.)
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