Margarita Cookies

May 4, 2012

One last treat for Cinco de May week ... Margarita cookies! 

I can honestly tell you that I think these are the best cookies that I have ever had.  Ever.  And that says a lot coming from a die hard chocolate girl.  They are very light and fresh tasting and have a yummy lime flavor. 

I can take no credit whatsoever for this recipe, I found it on a fabulous blog called Bakingdom and did not change a thing about the recipe for the cookies. 

Here it is:

Margarita Cookies
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon tequila
2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt

Lime Frosting* - (This I did alter slightly from the original recipe)

1 cup (2 stick) butter, softened
3 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon tequila
3 teaspoon finely grated lime zest

*This makes enough frosting to frost 2 batches of cookies.  I have never tried cutting the recipe in half, so I wasn't sure how it would turn out and didn't want to post the recipe if I hadn't tried it.  My answer to this problem ... Make 2 batches of cookies ... I promise, they won't last long!


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in the egg, then add the lime juice, zest,  milk, and tequila. Mix well. Mix half of the flour mixture in with the wet ingredients; stir until combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix again.

Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto baking sheets, leaving room for the cookies to spread. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cookies start looking firm on the outside. Allow to cool on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire cooling racks. Cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting: Cream butter until light and fluffy.  Add the 3 cups sugar and beat until the mixture comes together. Mix in the vanilla, lime, and tequila and beat until fluffy. Add more lime juice or more powdered sugar if the consistency needs adjusting.  Add the zest and stir well.

We really hope that you have enjoyed Cinco de Mayo week on Try One.  We have had a lot of fun with it and will probably be doubling up on our challenge exercises to make up for all the calories we have consumed this week. 

Or maybe we will just buy bigger pants!



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