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!

key lime cookies

key lime cookies

Tequila Lime Cookies
  • half stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening (Crisco baking sticks work great!)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Tequila
  • 1 tablespoon Roses lime juice
  • ½ 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:
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Roses lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Tequila
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly butter a baking sheet or prepare with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Form balls from ½ teaspoon of dough and place on 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make Tequila-Lime Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until sugar dissolves.
  6. Remove cookies from oven and immediately glaze. Cool thoroughly, sprinkle with salt and serve at room temperature.

key lime cookies

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



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4 Responses to tequila lime cookies for cinco de mayo

  1. You had me at tequila!

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  3. I love the sound of tequila lime cookies! They look gorgeous too!

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