Before I gush over these delightful little cookies, I would like to ask everyone to please keep Niles (my darling, chubby, mild-mannered cat), in your thoughts for the next few days. He was just diagnosed with idiopathic vestibular syndrome. And even though most pets get over this scary-sounding affliction within a week, it breaks my heart to see him stumbling about with his head tilted uncomfortably to the left.
Niles took a trip to the vet yesterday (something that's traumatizing enough on it's own), and was given some anti-nausea pills. But late last night he literally could not take two steps without falling over. So after a long, sleepless night, I took him to the vet, again, where we were both reassured that the disturbing symptoms should pass in the next day or so. Till then I'm supposed to feed him by hand...something Niles and I loathe. The food is placed on a long, thick, tongue depressor (to protect my fingers), and I have to kind of scrape the soft food into his mouth and make sure that he swallows most of it. But Niles, who is surprisingly strong for a house cat, has a way of shaking his head out of my grip and tossing the food everywhere...except into his tummy.
There is now a smelly coating of soft cat food all over the bathroom; it's in the carpet, on the wall, in the sink (and my hair). And I swear that darn can of food that Niles is supposed to finish off in one day, is messing around with some kind of Mary Poppins handbag-like magic, it's endless! (We've only made it 3/4 of the way so far.) O_o
The vet made it look so easy.
If only the bottomless can of food was as irresistible to Niles, as these cookies were to his stressed out, sugar-craving, mom. (He would be better in no time!)
Despite the lime, the cookies are on the sweet side. But that sweetness is what makes them reminiscent of an actual creamsicle. If you want classic creamsicle, feel free to substitute the lime zest and juice with an orange. These cookies are soft and chewy and just plain perfect for summer! A word of caution though; Do not try the dough. Doing so may lead to less cookies and more feelings of shame (with a side of regret). Who can exercise in this heat?
*I'd also like to let you know about a bake sale that's coming up this weekend. All proceeds will go to the victims of the Colorado wildfires. The sale is hosted by Erin, of Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts, and includes treats from a lot of talented food bloggers, plus some fabulous raffle prizes! Please click here, for more details and enticing photos. (I'm donating a batch of peanut butter and Nutella swirl cookies)XO*
Adapted from Baked Perfection