Here’s a Lime Margarita Cookie Recipe with a splash of tequila (or not) that is so buttery and tasty it’ll just melt in your mouth.
I love the sweet flavor with a touch of salt in this cookie and the idea of laying these out at your upcoming Cinco de Mayo parties with these coconut lime cupcakes!
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Reasons To Love This Recipe
- If you’re a sweet, sour, and savory-balance kind of person, this one is for you.
- Party-ready: this cookie is all dressed up and going places.
- It’s kind of unique: it’s not every day you find a cookie laced with tequila!
- No booze required: if you don’t want to add the tequila, you can just leave it out, and the cookie will still be tasty.
Ingredients and Supplies
- All-purpose flour. You can use gluten-free if you’d like.
- Baking powder. Although these cookies are pretty flat, they do require a raising agent.
- Baking soda. Ensure it’s fresh.
- Salt. This is an essential ingredient in terms of balance. Use kosher or pink Himalayan if you can. A flaky sea salt will be lovely.
- Butter. Use soft unsalted butter at room temperature.
- Granulated sugar. White sugar is key for the pale color of the cookie.
- Eggs. Lovely large fresh eggs at room temperature are what’s needed here.
- Tequila. You can absolutely leave this out if you like.
- Lime juice. Bottled or freshly squeezed.
- Lime zest. Don’t leave this out of the cookie; it adds such brightness.
- Sanding sugar for decoration.
How To Make These Cookies
Step 1: Make the dough
Preheat oven to 350F.
Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a bowl, mix, and set aside.
Add the softened (room temperature) butter, eggs, sugar, tequila, lime juice, and zest in another bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high for about 2 minutes.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet in three or four batches, mixing until incorporated. Because this dough has a lot of liquid, it will be sticky. It is a little easier to work with if you chill for about 45-60 minutes.
Step 2: Roll the balls and bake
Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball, then roll in the sanding sugar. Place on a baking sheet, leaving lots of space for the cookies to spread.
Bake at 350F degrees. Take them out when the edges start to brown, about 10-12 minutes.
Tips and Substitutions
- Adjust the amount of lime juice according to your taste- give the dough a little taste as you make it.
- Substitute the lime juice with lemon juice if you need to.
- Make a lime glaze: for a fancier cookie, make a little lime glaze and drizzle it over the top.
- Use a stand mixer to cream the dough at a low speed to move this process along.
- Cool the cookie on wire racks before packing them into an airtight container.
You can use a little white rum in this recipe or vodka if you like.
Fresh green limes are used for cocktails.
A Batanga is a name for a tequila and coke mix.
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- 2 each eggs
- 2 tbsp tequila
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp lime zest
- ½ cup sanding sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F.Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a bowl, mix, and set aside.
- Add the softened (room temperature) butter, eggs, sugar, tequila, lime juice, and zest in another bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high for about 2 minutes.
- Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball, then roll in the sanding sugar. Place on a baking sheet, leaving lots of space for the cookies to spread.
- Bake at 350F degrees. Take them out when the edges start to brown, about 10-12 minutes.