Homesick Texan's Pepita Lime Crescents

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Homesick Texan's Pepita Lime Crescents
Prep 30 mins Start to Finish 1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups  pepitas, lightly toasted
  • 1 cup  (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons  lime juice
  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 cup  confectioners' sugar


1. Pulse pepitas in a blender or food processor until ground to the texture of course cornmeal.

2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, 2 min. Add 1 tsp lime zest, lime juice, vanilla, flour, salt, and the ground pepitas and mix until combined. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for 1 hr.

3. Heat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment. In a small bowl combine the confectioners sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp of lime zest; set aside for dusting cookies. For each cookie, form about 1 tbsp of chilled dough into a 3-inch-long log, then bend it in the center to form a crescent. Place cookies on baking sheet 1/2 inch apart. Bake until lightly browned but still slightly soft, 15 to 18 min. Cool completely on baking sheet before rolling in confectioners' sugar mixture. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)105,
  • Fat, total(g)8,
  • chol.(mg)10,
  • sat. fat(g)3,
  • carb.(g)8,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • pro.(g)3,
  • sodium(mg)26,
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  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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