Momma Told Me: One tequila, two tequila, floor.I'm not a drinker. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I'm the designated driver at any function, entirely by choice. I have nothing, personally, against spirits- I'll have a glass of wine with dinner maybe every other month and I will sip on a drink at a party or event to be social. I'm not a snob- I was just raised with an appreciation of what it means to be the 'sober one' among a crowd of friends and family partaking in libations. It's hilarious. Especially in my family.
What Daughter Says: Margaritas are a mentality, not a drink!
Sweet and Salty Margarita Cookies
***Click here for printable Margarita Cookies recipeIngredients:
2 C Flour
1/4 TSP Finely Ground Salt
1 1/2 Sticks Salted Butter, Softened
1 C Granulated Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 TBS Finely Grated Lime Peel
1 TSP Orange Extract
5-6 Drops Lime Green Food Color (Optional)
1/2 C Turbinado Sugar
1/2 TSP Pink Himalayan Salt (Or Other Coarse Salt)
1 1/4 C Powdered Sugar
1 TBS Water
1 TBS Tequila OR 1 TBS Fresh Squeeze Lime Juice
1. Combine flour and 1/4 TSP Salt in medium bowl and set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, lime peel, orange extract and food coloring (if desired.) Mix well. Slowly introduce and beat in flour on low speed until all is incorporated.
2. Divide dough in half and roll each portion into logs approximately 9" long and 1 1/2" wide. Wrap in wax paper and set in a baking dish in a bed of rice (to maintain round shape.) Refrigerate 2 hours or until fairly firm.
3. Preheat oven to 350F. Remove dough from fridge and roll each log in Turbinado Sugar and Himalayan Salt mixture. Cut dough into 1/4" thick slices and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until outer edges begin to brown.
4. Remove from oven and place directly on cooling racks to avoid over-baking. Combine glaze ingredients (tequila may be substituted for lime juice) in a small bowl until even and smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies and sprinkle a pinch of sugar/salt as desired. Glaze will set quickly. Serve and enjoy!