It is cookie time again and our theme this month is Cinco de Mayo. May 5 is Cinco de Mayo and is mainly celebrated in the US and parts of Mexico. It is a date to celebrat Mexican heritage and pride!! Margaritas popped into my head. I have never made a cookie like this before, one after a cocktail but I was up for the challenge. It had to have tequila in it, it had to taste of lime and it had to have a salted edge. At least that is what I thought. These cookies turned out to be so good. I really like them!! So much like a margarita!! So much fun to make!!
The edges turned out so crispy and sweet/salty.
I mixed about 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 Tbsp. salt together to coat each roll but do it to taste if you don’t like it too salty.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup superfine sugar
- zest of 1 large lime
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. orange liqueur
- 3 tsp. tequila
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 cups flour
- 8-10 drop of green food coloring
- ⅔ sugar to ⅓ salt
- 1 egg
- Cream butter and superfine sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and mix well. Add the lime zest, orange liqueur and tequila, mix well. Whisk together the flour and salt. Add to the mixture slowly. Add the food coloring and mix well. Divide cookie dough in half and place in wax paper. Rolling out to form a log, repeat with the other half. Refrigerate 2-24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Whip the egg and paint the logs and then roll in a sugar/salt mixture (2/3 sugar and ⅓ salt). I mixed about 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 Tbsp. salt together to coat each roll but do it to taste if you don't like it too salty. Use your finger to press the mixture onto the dough, you just need an even coating. Slice ¼" thick and place on a parchment or cookie liner on a baking tray an inch or so apart, they do spread. Bake for 12-15 min until edges are light golden brown. Let cool 5 min. on the tray and then move to a cooling rack to fully cool.
The theme this month is Cinco de Mayo – and what better way to celebrate than baking cookies! Creative Cookie Exchange has decided to stop using the linky. What this means is that the only way to join in the fun is to become a host. Just contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.
You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Facebook page, our Pinterest Board, and our monthly posts. You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Mexican Chocolate Wedding Cookies from Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Polvorones con Chocolate from Laura The Spiced Life
- Mexican Hot Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies from Sophie at Sweet Cinnamon & Honey
- Feast Day Cookies from Felice at All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Margarita Cookies from Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Cinnamon Coffee Meringue Cookies from Kim at NinjaBaking.com
- Cinnamon and Piloncillo Cookies from Renee at Magnolia Days
- Chocolate Chilli Roll Out Cookies from Jill at Made with Love
- Dulce de Leche Alfajores from Holly at A Baker’s House
- Triple Orange Mexican Cookies from Karen at Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars from Kathya at Basic N Delicious