tequila lime cookies for cinco de mayo

I have only experienced a tequila shot a few times in my life.  The first time, in a gross frat house- the second at a Mexican restaurant on my birthday, with a ridiculous sombrero on my head and people around me singing.  Clearly peer pressure was involved on both occasions,  and neither were anywhere near enjoyable.  I only like tequila in two forms: a tasty margarita or these tasty little cookies.   Cinco De Mayo is the perfect excuse to dust off the tequila, zest a few limes and make some liquored up cookies!

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Tequila Lime Cookies

Ingredients:

  • half stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco baking sticks work great!)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Tequila
  • 1 tablespoon Roses lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Triple Sec
  • 1 packed and heaping tablespoon fresh lime zest
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • coarse salt for sprinkling

Tequila-Lime Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Roses lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Tequila

key_lime_cookies_3Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly butter a baking sheet or prepare with parchment paper.
  • Add butter and shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Beat in sugar. Add Tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, and lime zest, and beat until combined. Add flour and mix well.
  • Form balls from 1/2 teaspoon of dough and place on 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make Tequila-Lime Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove cookies from oven and immediately glaze. Sprinkle with salt, cool thoroughly and serve at room temperature.

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Itty bitty melt-in-your-mouth treasures to finish off your Mexican feast!!

Ole!

shansig

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