So after baking my Key Lime Pie I had quite a few key limes left over and wanted to put them to good use so I decided to bake some Key Lime Spritz cookies. Unfortunately this was one recipe that didn’t work for me for numerous reasons.
The ingredients were basic enough: butter, sugar, salt, baking powder, an egg, key lime zest and juice, and flour.
Two things attracted me to the recipe I followed, it sounded simple enough and it gave me an opportunity to use my Wilton Cookie Press.
I followed the direction to make the dough…
And then it was time to bring out the cookie press – this is where things went downhill.
I filled my cookie press with the dough and was ready to start pressing out cookies in my selected shape.
Instead of dropping cookies onto my cookie sheet this is what happened instead.
Frustrated after numerous tries I turned to my trusted cookie scoop instead.
I scooped the dough and pressed it down to make round cookies.
I baked them for about 7 minutes until the cookies looked firm but weren’t browning.
I didn’t even bother using the rest of the cookie dough… I tried one of the cookies from the first batch and was extremely disappointed. The cookies had no lime flavor whatsoever and the overall taste of it was nothing to rave about. Not sure if it had to do with the recipe itself or just my technique.
Besides the recipe not being all that I was hoping for I was disappointed that my cookie press didn’t work as it should again – yes, this was the second time I had a failed experience using it. At this point I am not sure if I will try for a third time with it. So, has anyone ever had success using a cookie press? And if so, how did you get it to work? Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks!