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Margarita Cookies

Margarita Cookies

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Margarita Cookies are the perfect summer cookie and a great dessert idea for a party! These easy, slice and bake cookies are packed with fresh lime, are coated with crushed sea salt and taste just like a Margarita!

  • Total Time: 135 minutes
  • Yield: 25 Cookies 1x



For the Cookie Dough

  • 3/4 c butter ((softened at room temp))
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 lime, about 2 teaspoons ((you can also add 1/2 tsp of orange zest in addition to the lime! ))
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp tequila ((can be omitted if desired))
  • 2 c all purpose flour

For the Coating

  • 1/2 tsp flaky sea salt ((crushed))
  • 2 tbsp white sanding sugar


  1. In a large bowl (using either a stand mixer or hand mixer) cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in the zest. Then beat in the egg until thoroughly combined; scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  3. Add in the vanilla and tequila. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Once the dough starts to come together and as soon as the flour is absorbed, stop mixing.
  5. Set the dough aside and prepare the sugar/salt coating. Lay down a piece of plastic wrap on your surface. In a small bowl, add the sanding sugar and crushed sea salt. Mix well and sprinkle evenly over the plastic wrap.
  6. Remove dough from the bowl and form into a log (I found it easier to work with by forming two logs rather than one long one). Place the log(s) onto the plastic wrap and roll all over the sugar/salt.
  7. Once the dough is coated, wrap up in the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  8. Once 2 hours have passed, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Unwrap the dough and using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/4 inch slices.
  10. Bake for about 10-13 minutes or until the cookies are set and barely golden brown. Allow the cookies to rest on the sheet before moving to a cooling rack to fully cool.


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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes