Agave-Lime Cookies
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Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) is a sweetener produced in Mexico from several species of the agave plant. It has a delightful, subtly floral flavor, and can be used interchangeably with honey in most recipes, or for sweetening teas and drinks. It has become widely available in grocery stores in the past few years, allowing for greater use in a wide range of baked goods, like these fragrant agave-lime cookies.
  • 1 package white cake mix (preferably organic)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper or Silpat
  3. Mix the cake mix, flour, butter, eggs, agave nectar, and lime peel in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes until blended (dough will be stiff).
  4. Place the sugar in small, shallow dish. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar, then place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until centers are just set. Cool 1 minute on sheets, then remove cookies with spatula to wire racks to cool completely.
Recipe by Baby to Boomer Lifestyle at