LIME TEQUILA COOKIE RECIPE
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons Sauza Agave or tequila
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoon lime zest
- 1/2 cup of pastel green sanding sugar (for decoration)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a bowl, mix, and set aside.
In another bowl, add the softened (room temperature) butter, eggs, sugar, tequila, lime juice, and lime zest. Beat with an electric mixer on high for about 2 minutes.
In three or four batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until incorporated. Because there is a lot of liquid in this dough, it will be sticky. It is a little easier to work with if you chill for about 45-60 minutes.
Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball, then roll in the sanding sugar. Place on a baking sheet, leaving lots of space for the cookies to spread.
Bake at 350F degrees. Take them out when you see the edges starting to brown, about 10-12 minutes.
Makes about 3 dozen.
I love the speckles of lime zest in the dough.
Recently, I have wanted to get in better shape, so I mustered the courage to go to my first "Grit" class at the gym. It has a reputation for being hard, but I had no idea.
"Grit" is definitely a catch-phrase of the moment, something we are all supposed to cultivate in ourselves so we can better face life's challenges.
So it was time for me to face my fear. I went to the class. I was nervous, but I actually made it through without passing out. I sweated like a pig, a couple of times I felt like my heart was going to explode, and my arms were unable to hold the steering wheel on the way home, but I was proud.
Here's a selfie of me, a little shell-shocked but feeling good, when I finished my class.
I have not yet gone back to another class, but I will (even though it took 3 days to recover)... I think I just need to dig a little deeper, work on cultivating a little more grit, and make sure I have a margarita at the ready for when I'm finished.