Saturday, April 10, 2010

Minty Lime Tea Cookies

The only exciting news I have to share with you lovely people is this: I RAN 4.17 MILES on Wednesday! It was the farthest I’ve ever ran and it felt so FREAKING AWESOME.  Once I got past 3.25 miles I kept singing out loud to myself,  “This is the farthest I’ve ever ran. Go me!”  The few people that walked past me probably thought I was a fool, but I was just so happy nothing mattered!  I also had Jill’s voice in the back of my head telling me, “Some people can’t even run a mile,”  and here I was about to run over 4 miles!  It was awesome motivation. 
Pat’s Run is exactly one week away!  I’m so happy and excited about this.  It’s crazy how far I’ve come with running.  When I first started I couldn’t even run a half mile on the treadmill with out dying.  It was horrible.  But now I know my body is capable of running 4+ miles!  I can’t wait to see my mileage number increase.  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the feeling I get when I’m done running.  Yeah, my knees might be killing me when im done, my feet my be yelling at me during the run for making them do it, and when i wake up the next day my hamstrings might be ridiculously tight.  BUT it's all worth it because running is so much fun!  Okay. I’ll stop boring you with this.
Let me share something with you that I know you’ll just LOVE.  Meet Minty Lime Tea Cookies.

They are scrumptious.  The PERFECT cookie to eat outside, on your porch, or in the grass, with a large glass of iced tea.  They just hit the spot and make you stomach smile.  The lime is definitely the flavor that sticks out the most, and that’s okay with me.  I’m afraid that if the mint flavor was stronger they might not be as delicious.  People.  Please make these, please eat these outside in the grass with some one you love,  and please bring a big pitcher of iced to was these down with.   Please. Please. Please.  Your belly will thank you.  I promise.
Minty Lime Tea Cookies
(Recipe Slightly Adapted from My Tea Shelf)
1 2/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated brown sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2  teaspoons grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoons grated tangerine peel
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
1 egg


In a medium size bowl combine butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar, lime, tangerine, and olive oil with a hand mixer on medium high speed.  Then add the egg; beat until combined.

Add flour, baking powder, and mint to the wet mixture and mix until combined. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F.  Roll dough into one inch balls and then flatten them on your baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool. Enjoy. :)


  1. Samantha! These look absolutely delicious!! Can we please make these together?! I love that you wrote to enjoy these with someone you LOVE, and Yes! that someone I'd choose would be you!! Congrats on making it to 4+ miles :) You have come along way and I know you will do great the day of Pat's Run!! Love you tons!

  2. Looks very delicious. Would be great a cup of tea and a book to read

  3. Congrats on the running!!! Keep up the amazing work! Those cookies look just as good as they taste too!! I would say these were tea shop quality.

  4. I'm getting in shape for Pat's Run too! I guess I'll see you there next weekend :)

  5. You should be so proud of yourself! Keep up the great work! :D I'm slowly starting to take running seriously and I love hearing the progress other people are making.

    Those cookies look very good!

  6. You have such creative and novel recipe ideas that I can't help but want to go home and bake right now!! The quiona crackers are especially exciting, except having to make my own flour sounds like a lot of work! hahaha :P

  7. these look great! all i'd need is a glass of milk ;)

  8. These sound delicious! What a nice treat:)

  9. Congrats on the run!
    I am definitely going to play with that recipe at some point, it looks sounds like an amazing combination!