1 rating

Sugar-Rimmed Margarita Cookies Recipe


These slice-and-bake cookies are reminiscent of a margarita. Lime peel, orange extract, and sage flavor the cookies. While a tequila glaze completes the cookies, a coating of sanding sugar and kosher salt mimics the salt-rimmed beverage glass.

Click here to see Our 50 Best Cookie Recipes


For the cookie

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cups butter, softened
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated lime peel
  • 1 Teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 Teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 Cup sanding sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

For the glaze

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


For the cookie

Mix flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

Beat butter and granulated sugar in 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 waxed paper and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Mix sanding sugar and kosher salt. Roll each cold dough log in 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 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set.

For the glaze

Mix 1 cup confectioners’ sugar and 1 tablespoon each water and tequila in small bowl until smooth. Or omit tequila and use 2 tablespoons water.