Recipes and Cooking Margarita Shortbread Cookies Be the first to rate & review! Enjoy your favorite happy hour cocktail in cookie form! The buttery shortbread dough features lime zest and tequila. The icing is spiked with booze, too! By Jessica (Havel) Anderson Jessica (Havel) Anderson Website Jessica (Havel) Anderson is a baking entrepreneur and the owner of Jess Desserts. She is also a former recipe developer and food stylist for Better Homes & Gardens. Since she was young, she grew up with a passion for baking, a trait passed down from her grandfather, who worked as a caterer. While in college, she attended culinary science school in order to learn how to develop her own recipes. As a result, she has been able to simultaneously work as a freelance writer in addition to owning her own bakery. Jessica graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor of science degree in culinary science. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 3, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 3 hrs Bake Time: 12 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 32 mins Servings: 36 Yield: 36 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ¾ cup butter, softened ⅓ cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon lime zest 3 tablespoon tequila 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon cornstarch ¾ teaspoon salt Coarse white decorating sugar 1 recipe Tequila Icing Directions In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar, lime zest, tequila, and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in flour, cornstarch, and salt. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a 10-inch roll. Coat each roll with coarse sugar. If desired, sprinkle rolls with additional lime zest. Wrap rolls in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill 3 hours or until firm enough to slice. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a sharp, thin-bladed knife, cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or just until bottoms are golden. Transfer cookies on parchment to wire racks to cool. Drizzle cooled cookies with Tequila Icing. If desired, sprinkle with additional lime zest. Tequila Icing In a medium bowl combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. tequila, and 1 Tbsp. milk. Whisk until smooth, adding more milk, 1 tsp. at a time, to reach spreading consistency. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 82 Calories 4g Fat 10g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 36 Calories 82 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 10mg 3% Sodium 79mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Total Sugars 5g Protein 1g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 3mg 0% Iron 0.3mg 2% Potassium 9mg 0% Folate, total 11.3mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.