• Leigh

How to Make Cornmeal-Lime Cookies in Your Air Fryer

In search of a cookie that is a little crunchy on the edges, soft in the center, flavorful, and not too horrendously bad for you, I came up with these little treats. The cookies are perfect for Christmastime. They are sweet but not cloying, and they're infused with the wonderful scent and taste of fresh lime. They are a little crunchy on the edges and billowy in the center. The cookies also have a wonderful nubby texture from the cornmeal. Are they buttery? Nope. No butter. The cookies rely on canola oil for their requisite fat, and you won't miss the butter, which, if included, would detract from the subtle lime and cornmeal flavors. The cookies take minutes to mix up--no special equipment needed--and cook in the air fryer in about 10 minutes. I dust the cookies with confectioners' sugar when they come out of the air fryer. The sugar dusting gives the cookies a nice, sweet "crust" as well as making them more visually appealing. Although the recipe makes about 18 cookies, I usually make 9 at a time and refrigerate or freeze the remaining batter to "air fry" later. Making only 9 at a time limits immediate temptation (no, I don't eat all 9, my husband gets some). Plus, if I want more cookies later in the week, I can pull out the batter and have fresh cookies in 10 minutes.