But I am American and that means I get to celebrate all national holidays, even ones from other countries, especially if they involve making delicious food and drinking strong cocktails (just wait for Cinco de Mayo)!
Adapted from Cooking Classy
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Finely grated zest of 1 large lime
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Juice from 1 large lime
- Green food coloring, optional
- 1/3 cup coarse sanding sugar, to decorate (you could also use green sugar or granulated sugar)
- Heat oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.
- Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to incorporate and break up any lumps.
- Combine butter, shortening, sugar, and lime zest in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
- Add egg, honey, vanilla, lime juice, and food coloring to reach desired intensity of color (if using). Mix to combine. Add dry ingredients and mix on low speed until fully incorporated.
- Place sanding sugar in a bowl. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough at a time and roll in the sanding sugar. Transfer to the baking sheets, flatten slightly, and place about an inch apart.
- Bake about 10-12 minutes or until firm on the edges, but still soft in the middle. Let cool on the baking sheet a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.