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Friday, July 16, 2010

Obsolete Confections

Have you ever had an addiction to a certain sweet that is no longer on the market? It has happened to me several times. The first was my favorite candy bar for years, the Marathon Bar, caramel and chocolate yumminess. After that there was a wonderful cookie that was only available at Christmas, and I think it was put out by Winn-Dixie grocery. It was a Christmas cookie with a slight licorice taste and red and green striped icing. I don''t even know what this cookie was called, but I looked forward to them all year. (Can you tell I have a severe sweet tooth?) There was the Nabisco Brown Edged Wafer, which was my husband''s favorite for years, and I can almost replicate by making thin cookies with pound cake batter. The latest is the Lemon Cooler, a powdered sugar covered lemon flavored cookie, tart, sweet, and very tasty. I've had a hankering for a Lemon Cooler lately, and decided today since someone gave us a surplus of limes to try to make some. I found a recipe at Allrecipes.com that comes pretty close.

How about you? Do you crave something that's no longer available?

Key Lime Cookies 1 (Allrecipes.com)


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg, and egg yolk until smooth. Stir in lime juice and lime zest. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; blend into the creamed mixture. Form dough into 1/2 inch balls, and arrange on the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Sift confectioners' sugar over cookies while still warm.


  1. At Easter this past year, Cadbury put out a Carmel filled egg, that my mother-n-law and myself became so addicted to! We could only find them at CVS, and when they were gone, they were gone. It was fun while it lasted!!!

  2. MMMmmm, sorry I missed that! I'll have to look out for it next year!