Margarita Cookies 4

Margarita Cutout Cookies

Happy margarita day!

Honestly, how can you be anything but happy with a margarita in your hand? Even when it’s made from a sugar cookie. Between the cheerful shade of green frosting and the adorable sugar-dipped frosting around the edge of the glass creates that “salted rim look.” And if you want to continue the theme, cut the cookie dough into some circles to create lime slices and then halve them for wedges. So if you’re ever invited to a party in Margarita-ville and asked to bring dessert, bring a batch of these cookies and you’ll be the life of the party.

AuthorCarley KnutsenDifficultyIntermediate

Cookies
  cup Shortening (can substitute a portion with butter for flavor)
 ½ cup Sugar
 1 Egg
 1 ¼ cups Flour
 ½ tsp Baking Powder
 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Vanilla
Frosting
 Confectioners' Sugar
 Milk
 Butter

Cookies
1

Cream the shortening and sugar together. Add the egg and mix in the dry ingredients. Chill the batter until firm then roll out. Use a cookie cutter to make margarita glasses shaped cookies. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely.

Frosting
2

In two small bowls, make two batches of frosting. The first frosting should be slightly runny, with a "flood" consistency spring green and the other should be a stiff white. Outline and decorate the stem of the cookie with the stiff white frosting. Fill the inside of the outline with the light green frosting and spread it around with a toothpick and allow all the frosting to set. Once the frosting has completely hardened, use the stiff white frosting to outline a rim around the top of the glass. Pour some granular sugar in a shallow dish and dip the tacky frosting in the sugar, creating a "salted rim" aesthetic.

Ingredients

Cookies
  cup Shortening (can substitute a portion with butter for flavor)
 ½ cup Sugar
 1 Egg
 1 ¼ cups Flour
 ½ tsp Baking Powder
 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Vanilla
Frosting
 Confectioners' Sugar
 Milk
 Butter

Directions

Cookies
1

Cream the shortening and sugar together. Add the egg and mix in the dry ingredients. Chill the batter until firm then roll out. Use a cookie cutter to make margarita glasses shaped cookies. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely.

Frosting
2

In two small bowls, make two batches of frosting. The first frosting should be slightly runny, with a "flood" consistency spring green and the other should be a stiff white. Outline and decorate the stem of the cookie with the stiff white frosting. Fill the inside of the outline with the light green frosting and spread it around with a toothpick and allow all the frosting to set. Once the frosting has completely hardened, use the stiff white frosting to outline a rim around the top of the glass. Pour some granular sugar in a shallow dish and dip the tacky frosting in the sugar, creating a "salted rim" aesthetic.

Margarita Cutout Cookies

Thanks to Glorious Treats for the inspiration!

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