Treat of the Week: Tequila Lime Sugar Cookies

It is not yet warm enough to sit on the patio and enjoy a refreshing margarita.I have lassoed the flavors in an attempt to draw the days closer. Try this recipe this weekend and welcome spring in a sweet way.

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Tequila Lime Sugar Cookies

The ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 ¾ cups granulated sugar

¼ cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons finely grated lime zest

1 tablespoon tequila

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened

2 large eggs

Sanding sugar for sprinkling

The method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sift flour, salt, soda onto parchment.Set aside.
  3. Put sugars and lime in mixer.Mix on medium until combined (around 30 sec.).
  4. Add butter and mix until pale and fluffy (around 1 minute).
  5. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  6. Mix in tequila.
  7. Put on lowest speed and slowly pour in flour mixture just until incorporated.
  8. Scoop dough onto parchment (leave plenty of space, 8 per sheet).
  9. Flatten cookies a little.
  10. Sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Lightly brush with wet pastry brush.
  12. Sprinkle with sugar again.
  13. Refrigerate on tray for 15 minutes before baking.
  14. Bake until golden brown (12-15 min).
  15. Let cool for a couple of minutes on tray.
  16. Transfer to cooling rack.
  17. Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.