Margarita Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 30 cookies




  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 cookie sheets with baking parchment.
  • Put the butter, sugar, and lime rind into a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon, then beat in the egg yolk and orange liqueur or orange extract.
  • Sift together the flour and a pinch of salt into the mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Scoop up tablespoons of the dough and put them on the prepared cookie sheets, then flatten gently. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until light golden brown.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheets for 5-10 minutes, then using a metal spatula, carefully transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl and stir in sufficient tequila to give the mixture the consistency of thick cream.
  • With the cookies still on the racks, drizzle the frosting over them with a teaspoon. Let set.