Bearrs Lime Melt-a-ways


In celebration of my 100th post and our recent 11th wedding anniversary I give you a link (click the arrow to begin) to a lovely video of some of the big screen’s most beautiful movie kisses (I particularly love the Sophia LorenCary Grant kiss from one of my favourite movies- “Houseboat“!)


I also give you some of the most tender kisses of a cookie ever:


Bearss Lime Melt-a-ways (also called Melting Moments)

These are meltingly tender-crisp butter/shortbread type cookies made so by the large amount of cornstarch in the dough. You could probably use rice flour (if you sift it well) in place of the cornstarch if you’d rather. I like the double citrus punch of zest in the dough and the lime glaze. “Bearss”  is the variety of lime tree that I keep in a pot. Key lime or any other citrus would probably be good in these too!

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • finely grated zest from one lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • Glaze with 1/2 cup powdered sugar mixed with a tiny bit of zest and the juice squeezed from 1/2 lime.

Preheat the oven to 325F. Cream the butter and powdered sugar, add the lime zest and vanilla paste and beat until fluffy. Sift the cornstarch and flour together and add all at once to the butter mixture. Stir to combine. Drop by teaspoons or use a small scoop and roll into small balls. Place on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes- just until set the bottoms begin to slightly change color to golden. Remove and leave on tray for a few minutes to cool. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely and glaze tops. Makes about 3 dozen small cookies.


Enjoy them with someone you love and thanks for reading my blog!




  1. Gabi says:

    Dragon- thanks so much!!

    Sally- xoxo thanks for the kind wishes xx

    Marie- oh thank you so much!

    GirlCanBake- thanks for your nice comment!

    Dhanngit- thank you sweet lovely friend!

    April- Thank you thank you!

    Deborah! Thanks – do give these a try they’re so good and easy!!!

  2. Marie says:

    Hi Gabi A very Happy Anniversary to you and your Hubby! What a great and uplifting post!! So cute!
    And congratulations on your 100th post! Looking forward to hundreds more!
    xoxo, Marie

  3. casalba says:

    You just made my day with that lovely clip – thanks. Happy 100th blog and a very Happy Anniversary.

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