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Treat of the Week: Tequila Lime Sugar Cookies

tequila lime sugar cookie recipe

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.


tequila lime sugar cookie recipe

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
tequila lime sugar cookie recipe

The method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Sift flour, salt, soda onto parchment. Set aside.
  3. Put sugars and lime in a 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 the 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 a wet pastry brush.
  12. Sprinkle with sugar again.
  13. Refrigerate on the tray for 15 minutes before baking.
  14. Bake until golden brown (12-15 min).
  15. Let cool for a couple of minutes on the tray.
  16. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  17. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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