Pistachio Tea Cake Cookies

approximately 4 dozen.

1 cup Shortening
1 cup Powdered sugar, divided
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Finely grated lime peel
2-1/4 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Chopped natural American pistachios


Blend shortening, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, vanilla and lime peel. Stir in flour, salt and pistachios. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400°F., 8 to 10 minutes or until baked but not brown. Remove to wire rack. When cool, sieve remaining powdered sugar over cookies.