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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Mini Lemon Spring Bundts for #BundtBakers

It is bundt time again and I am very excited because I am hosting this one today!! My very first time hosting anything!! So I am thrilled to bring you my theme of Easter. What does Easter mean to you? Is it a deeply religious holiday or one where family and friends get together or little kids hunt for chocolate. Well it is all of that for me. Anyway you celebrate it, it also signifies Spring!! A rebirth of all that we have waited for all winter long.

I had all sorts of ideas for this theme but none of them really came to fruition for me in my mind. Logistically they just didn’t make sense so I went with lemon. The flavor of lemon is so fresh and lively and it really screams spring for me and Easter!!

Mini Lemon Spring Bundts by Noshing With The Nolands

Fresh and lemony, easy and pretty!! These little bundts will take you a long way from breakfast to dessert!!

Mini Lemon Spring Bundts by Noshing With The Nolands

Not only did I get six gorgeous little bundts from this recipe but I got 6 yummy muffins. This recipe will make one large bundt also!!

Lemon Muffins by Noshing With The Nolands

Delight in making these gorgeous little bundts for your Easter or spring celebrations. ENJOY!!

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Mini Lemon Spring Bundts for #BundtBakers
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A scrumptious springtime bundt full of lemon flavor!!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-153 gm. pkg. lemon pudding (4 serving size)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
Glaze
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2-2½ Tbsp. lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a six mini bundt pan and flour and line a 6 muffin pan with liners.
  2. Mix together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy in a standup mixer with a paddle attachment. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Add in the lemon extract and lemon zest if using. Mix in the pudding mix. Mix the flour and baking soda together with a pinch of salt. Alternatively mix in the milk, flour and sour cream, ending with the flour. Beat well for 2 min. Pour the batter into the mini bundt pan and the liners. Bake for 20-30 min. or until light golden brown and they spring back easily. Let cool and remove from pan. Mix glaze together and drizzle before serving.

Mini Lemon Spring Bundts by Noshing With The Nolands

 

BundtBakers
#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme.  You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board right here.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.
Come and see what my Easter Peeps have made for you, they all sound delicious!!

 

Mouth Watering Mondays – Mini Cinnamon Pull-Aparts

Looking back at April of last year, Ken was in the kitchen and creating these amazing Mini Cinnamon Pull-Aparts. These would be perfect for the Easter long weekend, for guests to have a delicious breakfast or snack.

They are like a fresh cinnamon bun packaged up like little eggs and so fun to pull apart. Kids and adults would equally love these just as much!!

Mini Cinnamon Pull-Aparts by Noshing With The Nolands

I hope you try some and have the best Easter ever!!! Click HERE for the recipe.