Margarita cornmeal cookies—they’re tender like shortbread, a bit crunchy from the cornmeal, and bright in flavor from lots of fresh lime zest.A simple white chocolate glaze takes these over the top!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (115g; 4 ⅛ ounces)
- ⅔ cup cornmeal (100g; 3 ½ oz)
- ¼ teaspoon table salt
- 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons), softened
- ½ cup superfine sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced lime zest + more for garnish
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon tequila
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
Whisk flour, cornmeal, and salt together in a bowl.
Beat butter, sugar, and zest together in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium until light green and fluffy, about 3 minutes; scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.
Add yolk and tequila and beat until combined.
Decrease speed to low and add flour mixture in 3 additions, mixing after each addition just until combined; scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.
Form dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and chill 1 hour.
Heat oven to 375°F; line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to ¼-inch thick.
Cut dough out using a 2½-inch round cutter; transfer to parchment lined baking sheets spaced 1-inch apart.
Bake cookies just until edges are starting to brown, 10–12 minutes; rotating baking sheet halfway through.
Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely; repeat with remaining dough.
Combine chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in microwave in 30 seconds increments until completely smooth; stirring after each 30 seconds.
Dip, drizzle or spread chocolate mixture on cookies; sprinkle with minced lime zest. Let chocolate set.
Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
These cookies double, triple, quadruple, etc. very easily!
Make them gluten-free: use a 1:1 flour mix such as Bob’s Red Mill or NuLife Market
Make them dairy-free: use vegan butter instead of regular butter and use vegan white chocolate instead of regular white chocolate chips.
Equipment you’ll need:
Parchment paper or a silpat
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 108
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 50mg
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 1g
- Cholesterol: 17mg
Keywords: Cornmeal Cookies, Margarita Cookies, Lime Cookies