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Sugar Rimmed Margarita Cookies

This cookie mimics a glass of margarita
Sugar Rimmed Margarita Cookies
Courtesy of McCormick

These cookies are reminiscent of a margarita. This recipe uses orange extract, grated lime peel and sage as well as a sugar tequila glaze.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


For the cookies

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cups (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated lime peel
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® Rubbed Sage
  • 1/4 Cup sanding sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt

For the tequila glaze

  • 1 Cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon tequila


For the cookies

For the cookies, mix flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

Set aside.

Beat butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add egg, lime peel, extract and sage; mix well.

Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half.

Form each half into a log about 9 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Wrap in wax paper.

Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix sanding sugar and kosher salt.

Roll each cold dough log in the mixture to coat evenly.

Cut dough into 1/4-inch thick slices.

Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.

Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute.

Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

For the tequila glaze

For the tequila glaze, mix confectioners’ sugar, water and tequila in a small bowl until smooth. (Or omit tequila and use 2 tablespoons water.)

Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.

Let stand until glaze is set.