Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Very Merry Year: May

So, instead of going crazy with holiday baking last year, I decided that it would be much more fun to spread the joy out over the year and gift someone each month (or so) with something lovely from my kitchen.This month's treat is Margarita Cookies, yes, that's right. And, how appropriate for the month of Cinco celebrations. I got the recipe from Smitten Kitchen, right here (you can sub the tequila with orange juice, or 1 tsp. lime juice and 1 tsp. agave nectar whisked together).

And, luckily for Madeline's fabulous preschool teacher, today is also National Teachers' Day. So, Terri's getting a dozen, fresh out of the oven. They're buttery, citrusy and light with a tender crumb and the slightest hint of salty sweetness. Mmm... "They're awesome!" declared my favorite little male sous chef. Indeed they are, Erik! They're so good, we're also sharing these gems with a few other lucky friends... And, they are pretty too. The little flecks of orange and lime zest are bright in the buttery little circles, and the edges are sparkly with sugar and margarita salt. In fact, these are going to be added to our regular holiday baking rotation for sure. Whip these up - you won't be sorry!


Jerrie said...

Wow! Those look fantastic!

Jamie said...

Yummy! They are beautiful too!

Anonymous said...

these were fabulous, so tender and delicious, citrusy and light. Not sweet and the touch of salt helps alot with bringing out the other flavors. we loved them. G and U


Jen said...

Loved loved loved them:) Thank you!!!


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