These Margarita Cookies are perfect to serve family and guests for Cinco De Mayo. This holiday is celebrated in the US and Mexico. It falls on May 5th of each year. The cookie base does not contain alcohol, the icing does. If you want to make a kid-friendly version, just omit adding the tequila.
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup stick margarine, soft
1+ cup sugar
1 tbsp freshly grated lime zest
1 tsp orange extract
Green food coloring
Measure out margarine and place in bowl. Add in sugar and cream together until light and fluffy.
Add in egg, then lime zest, orange extract, and 4-5 drops of green food coloring.
Measure out the flour, add in salt. Mix well. Then add the dry mixture to butter and sugar mixture.
Mix together until it forms a ball. Divide the dough into two parts.
Roll each of the two parts into a log.
Wrap dough log in wax paper and put in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove cookie roll from the refrigerator.
Roll the cookie roll onto a sheet of wax paper covered with salt.
Make sure the complete roll has been covered in salt.
Cut the dough into equal slices and then place them on a cookie sheet. Do not grease the cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until they are a light brown color on the edges.
Remove from oven.
Place them on a baking rack to cool.
This Ain’t Your Moma’s Frosting Recipe:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 TBSP water
1 TBSP tequila
Mix ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
Drizzle the frosting on cooled cookies.
Allow for drizzle to dry completely on cookies before eating.