Margarita Cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange

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!!

Margarita Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

The edges turned out so crispy and sweet/salty.

Margarita Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

These cookies have a yummy lime flavor with hints of tequila and orange liqueur. I researched a recipe and took some inspiration both from The Kitchn and Love From the Oven.

Margarita Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

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.

Margarita Cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange
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A crisp and delightful cookie with the flavors of a margarita to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!!
Ingredients
  • 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
Sugar/salt edging
  • ⅔ sugar to ⅓ salt
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Margarita Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands
Look what all the others have brought to the party!! Come and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with one of these lovely cookies!!

 

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:

 

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Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange

The theme this month is Wake Up From Winter with Coffee and Tea. I like both beverages but I can’t tolerate caffeine, does crazy things to me and I am already a little nutty. So I stick with non caffeinated products but I do like a bit of chocolate in my life I have to admit!!

I was given these wonderful spices for as a gift from my girlfriend Rina for baking. Unique spices, like spiced vanilla sugar, granulated orange peel and Chai Spice Baking Blend. Well, I cracked that Chai open and was so in love with the aroma!! I know how popular Chai tea is but I haven’t had one as they are always caffeinated. It would be a great spice to add to chocolate chip cookies. So off I went to make them!!

Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

I love chocolate chip cookies and I just upped them with that delicious chai spice.

Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands Crispy edges and soft centers make these cookies a delight!!

Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

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Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange
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A lovely combination of chai spices and chocolate, make up this unique cookie!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Chai spice
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, Chai spice and salt. Gradually blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop from a small spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet or use parchment paper or Silpat liners. Bake 10-12 min. until golden brown.

 

Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

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The theme this month is Wake from Winter with Coffee and Tea–because unlike last month, now our Spring Fever has some basis in reality! 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:

Valentine Heart Cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange

I am here today with Creative Cookie Exchange and we are doing a Valentine’s Day theme this month as it is soon approaching. Our theme is Red or Pink for Valentine’s Day.

I decided to do little pinkish red Valentine Heart Cookies to share with you today.

Valentine Heart Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

I made these delightful cookies after I had received some of the amazing Gay Lea Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Spreadables. I love this on toast for the morning, so I decided to sandwich it between two sugar cookies. So easy and so good. No need to make icing. They are a sure hit with this wonderful sweet and cinnamon flavored butter in between.

Gay Lea_Spreadables_Cinnamon-ENGThe sugar cookies are great on their own too!! So cute and perfect for your Valentine!!

Valentine Heart Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

 

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Valentine Heart Cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange
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A cute pink sugar cookie for your Valentine!!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softenend
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup white corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3¼ cups flour
  • Red Food Gel
Instructions
  1. In a stand up mixer cream butter and sugars together and then beat in eggs until well mixed. Add vanilla and syrup. Whisk together dry ingredients and add slowly, mixing well until all is incorporated. Add red food gel until desired color and mix well. You will get a work out mixing this!! Chill the dough well, best if done overnight. Roll out dough onto a well floured surface and cut into your favourite shape. Bake at 325F for 8-10 min.

Valentine Day Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands Creative Cookie Exchange

The theme this month is Put On Your Red and Pink for Valentine’s Day!  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 I 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 for Valentine’s Day, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made so far: