Do you like traditional margaritas or strawberry?Let’s start with the cookie garnishes for margaritas.
I wanted to have a little sparkle. What better place than on the garnish?Strawberries!
I used a small strawberry cutter then iced the cookies in red.
While the icing was still wet I covered them with Dicso Dust in Strawberry.You must cover them completely to get this effect.
The random sprinkle will look like a random sprinkle. No bueno.I topped off the strawberries with piped leaves.
I baked small round cookies then cut them in half when I took them out of the oven.
Cutting them warm will give you a perfect straight edge.
You can cut them in half before you bake but unless you trim them, they won’t have that perfect edge. For me, cutting them warm saves me a step.
Next comes white for the sections.
By this time I had been up for over 30 hours and I wasn’t the steadiest icing piper but it worked out okay when you see the whole cookie effect.
What I’m trying to say is that it’s only a cookie, it’s hand made, it will be eaten.
Don’t stress over a less than perfect pipe. 🙂
I filled in with thinned Electric Green (the perfect margarita color) by Americolor.
I applied it with a toothpick.
I found a cutter, smaller than I usually make cookies but I liked it.
I wanted the outline to have more pop in a contrasting color (white) so I applied the light green color first and let it set up.
Later, when the top half was complete, I piped the stem and filled it in with thinned icing.
You can see the difference between filling in first then outlining (top of cookie) and outlining first then filling in (stem).
I liked the look so much I made some regular margarita cookies with the lime wedge as the cookie charm but most have the wedge on the side of the glass.
Now back to the sugar.
While the rim was still wet I sprinkled pearl sugar over it.
You can flip your cookie over immediately after you’ve done this.
I found it on the website.
The package says the sugar is used for decorations on bread dough since it will not melt in the oven during baking.
It worked perfect for the sweet substitution of margarita salt, don’t you think?
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