So a couple weeks back was my friend’s boyfriend’s 21st birthday. I was going to make him some Margarita cupcakes to celebrate the occasion but I just wasn’t feeling it, so I decided instead to go with cookies. Originally I was thinking I would take a sugar cookie recipe and ad lime and salt but then I thought maybe I should see if there were any recipes already out there. I found several and they all basically had the ingredients that I thought to add. I decided to try the Sugar Rimmed Margarita Cookies from McCormick. I like the mix of ingredients that it had. I did followed the recipe except for I omitted the rubbed sage. The recipe comes together pretty easy and has you form the dough into logs and chill. I made the dough the night before I baked them as the recipe calls for it to be chilled for at least an hour it was worked best with my schedule.
So on the day that I baked them I rolled the logs of dough in a sanding sugar salt mixture. I them sliced and baked them. The recipe has you slice them about 1/4 ” thick but I found that they came out a little too crisp so I would slice them 1/2″ thick. You bake them for about 12 mins in a 350 degree oven.
The other deviation that I did from the recipe was the tequila glaze. I was going to take these to work so I opted not to include the tequila. I instead exchanged the tequila for lime juice. The glaze came out good but was missing a little something. So I added a pinch of sea salt to the glaze…that made it perfect. You had the brightness of the lime and then finished off with the salt. Instead of drizzling over the cookie I opted for dip the cookie in the the glaze, just the top and then let them set on a rack. So in the end you have the glaze on top and the sugared rim. Everyone at work loved them and my neighbors did too…oh yeah and so did my friend’s boyfriend who gave me the inspiration. So here is the finished product…recipe is below. If you want the original recipe click on the name of the recipe above.
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
- 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
- ¼ cup sanding sugar
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Lime Glaze:
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- pinch of sea salt to taste
- For the Cookies:
- Mix flour and ¼ teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, lime peel, extract; mix well.
- Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.
- Divide dough in half. Form each half into a log about 9 inches long
- and 1½ inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper.
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
- Preheat oven 350°F. Mix sanding sugar and kosher salt. Roll each cold dough log in mixture to coat evenly.
- Cut dough into ¼-inch thick slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
- For the Lime Glaze, mix confectioners’ sugar, water and lime juice in small bowl until smooth.
- Dip cookies into glaze. Let stand until glaze is set.