Strawberry Margarita Cookies

IMG_2975Margarita needs no introduction ! Strawberries added to the drink results in a delicious twist. All the components of this south of the border drink has made into a crunchy treat. Mucho delicioso!

The pink cookies are flecked with freeze dried strawberries. There is tequila in both cookies and glaze, reinforcing the boozy effect!

IMG_2980Ingredients:

Strawberry Margarita Cookies

1 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup freeze dried strawberries
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

1 stick unsalted butter

2 tablespoons tequila

Lemon Tequila glaze

3/4 cup confectioners sugar

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon tequila

IMG_2950Preparation:

To make Strawberry Margarita Cookies,

Add first 4 ingredients to a food processor , process until strawberries are finely ground. Add butter and tequila and process until the dough comes together. Do not over process.

Shape dough into 8 inch log , wrap in parchment, place in refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Slice dough into 1/4 inch thick slices, place in prepared pan , spacing evenly and bake for 30 minutes, rotating pan once during baking.

Cool pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

To make Lemon Tequila glaze,

Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cookies and let set.

Makes 22-25 cookies

 

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