Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mojito Cookies #recipe @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: I'm so excited for you to read A DEADLY FEAST--#9 in the Key West food critic mystery series coming next week from Crooked Lane Books. 

Once I had mojito cookies on my mind as a possible recipe in this book, I had no choice but to make them. They are a lovely pale green and so would be excellent for a spring dessert, as well as part of a Christmas cookie platter. You can make the icing or not, as you prefer. But I will tell you that my tasters loved the icing with its subtle rum flavoring!


For the cookies

½ cup butter, at room temperature
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint (or more to taste)
Zest of 1 lime (about 1 and ½ teaspoons)
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder (Low sodium for me)
Pinch of salt

Rum Lime glaze

½ cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon light rum
1-2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

Zest the lime, reserving the fruit for the icing. Wash, dry, and chop the mint to small pieces in a food processor. 

Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add vanilla, egg, mint and lime zest and mix well. Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together and then add this to the butter/sugar and mix on low speed only until combined. 

On a sheet of parchment paper, shape the dough into a log, cover with the parchment and refrigerate 2 hours or more.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place a second sheet of parchment on a baking sheet. Slice chilled dough into ¼-inch thick slices and transfer to prepared sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, until bottoms and edges are light golden brown. Cool completely and then ice.

For the glaze:

Mix the ½ cup powdered sugar with 1-2 teaspoons lime juice and 1 teaspoon rum and beat until smooth. (You can adjust the amounts of lime vs rum to please your palate. And add more sugar if it seems too runny.)


Before Key Zest food critic Hayley Snow's family descends on the island for Thanksgiving and her wedding to heart throb Detective Nathan Bransford, she has one last assignment--a review of a seafood tasting tour conducted by her friend Analise Smith. But when one of the tourists collapses on the last stop, Analise begs her to investigate before the police destroy her business and shut down the local Key West eateries on her tour. Pressure mounts when Analise calls a second time to request that Hayley meet with Chef Martha Hubbard, who prepared key lime pies for the tasting tour and is terrified that someone poisoned her pies to ruin her reputation. Chefs all around town are preparing their versions of a Thanksgiving feast, but with a murderer on the loose, will Hayley and her friends have anything left to be thankful for?

T-bone says the books can be found wherever books are sold! (Death on the Menu now out in paperback...)

Praise for Lucy Burdette's Key West mysteries:​

“There’s a lot to love about this series—deft plotting, likeable characters, and an ending that always satisfies. But one of the things I love the best is how the author transports her readers to Key West with every page, describing real landmarks and restaurants with such realism that I feel I’m actually there. Magical and delicious fun!”
—Suspense Magazine

Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) has published 17 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic series, A Deadly Feast (Crooked Lane Books, May 2019.)  Read more at You can also find Lucy on Facebook and Instagram.


  1. These cookies look amazing! Can't wait for next week ~

  2. Those cookies look good and I love refrigerator cookies - just slice and bake! And of course I can't wait for next week and another visit with Hayley! sally

    1. thanks so much! I love refrigerator cookies too--you can make exactly as many as you need...

  3. I love lime anything! These look wonderful.

  4. Can't wait to read "A Deadly Feast"!

    The Mojito Cookies recipe is definitely one I will be trying.
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  5. The mojito cookies look really delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I pinned it to my cookie board on pinterest. Good luck for next week !!! Very exciting!

  6. These cookies would be great for my next book club meeting.
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  7. These sound really tasty.
    Looking forward to the new book!