Decorated Margarita Cookies!

They’re not just for Cinco de Mayo anymore.margarita cookies
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!
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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.

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Lime Wedges!

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.

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Outline in green for the rind.
#3 tip.

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. 🙂

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I filled in with thinned Electric Green (the perfect margarita color) by Americolor.
I applied it with a toothpick.

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I then sprinkled the wedges with Disco Dust in Light Green.

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The Margarita Glass Cookie!

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.

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I then piped the white outline and added a rim outline for the pearl sugar (faux salt).
More on the sugar in a moment.

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).

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Also, proportionally, I thought the strawberries were too big to place on the cookie so I added them along with the margarita cookie to the final packaging.
I’m calling them a “cookie charm.” 🙂

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.

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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.

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I bought the pearl sugar especially for these cookies. I remember seeing it along time ago in the King Arthur catalog thinking it looked like margarita salt. Cocktails always on the brain, I guess.

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?

My new wallpaper on my laptop!

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Ready for any party!

margarita cookiesCheers!

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  1. I know I sound like a broken record…but this time I really mean it (lol) these really might be my favorites so far…really way too cute, I wouldn’t want to eat them I would just want to save them so I could stare at them, a true work of art!

  2. Wow! I love all your cookies…each one is better than the one before. There is just no limits to what you can do!

    I love Margarita’s!

    Have a wonderful Monday!

  3. Those cookies are ADORABLE!!!! Where on earth did you find a margarita cookie cutter??

  4. These are calling for a fabulous gathering of friends and kicking up our feet and enjoying a warm summer’s eve!!! xo HHL

  5. YOU are a brilliant artiste!!!! I adore every single thing you do with disco dust, but these margaritas and “charms” are definitely my favorite cookies yet!

  6. Those are soooooo cute! What a great summer cookie. I’m a traditional girl myself! So~~~~when is the bakery opening??

  7. Is it happy hour yet?! Oh wait, we can have an extended one for east coast, and west coast time zones! And I’ll have to try one of each cookie flavors please as they both look delish!
    xo Cathy

  8. Tina ~ I love the sound of your record. It’s got a great beat! Thank you! 🙂

    Frau ~ I love margaritas too. I hope someday we can share one together. 🙂

    Newly Mrs. C ~ Thank you. I found the cutter at ABC Cakes in Orange, CA. I feel a give-away coming up soon! 🙂

    HHL ~ You bet they do. They were fun to hand out to my friends. I gave my MIL some for her friends too. 🙂

    Susan ~ You are too kind, really but thank you! I kept thinking while taking the pics that I wish you were doing this and when I was in my PSE program I was thinking, I wish you were doing this. Oh wait, I see a recurring theme. 🙂

    Ronda ~ You’re back! How was the trip? The bakery is always open, honey. 🙂

  9. Holy cannoli! This si my first visit to your blog but it has taken my breath away! These cookies are ART! I would hate to bite into them except they look so delicious too!!!! I ahd to come by because when I saw your name as “pink Martini” I ahd to come tell you. My name is Pinky and my maiden name was Martini! I swear! I was Pinky Martini!!!!! So, it is so nice to meet you!!!:):) XO, Pinky

  10. Oh Miss Martini, you have outdone yourself with this post. The cookies are beyond amazing, and the photos just keep getting better and better! I can almost taste the salt on the glass!

    Sending you a smile,

  11. These are amazing! I especially love the strawberries! Yummy!

  12. These are AMAZING! I feel so lucky to have received a virtual one 😉 You make it sound so easy… too cute.

  13. Hello there! The cookies are works of art! They make wonderful table decorations by themselves! Only problem…I think they might be too gorgeous to eat! (I’d feel so guilty!!!)

    Happy Weekend!
    Linda (new follower!)

  14. Did you use a 4 inch cookie cutter for the margarita glass? It is the largest I have been able to find, but yours seems bigger. I can’t wait to make these – they are gorgeous! Also, did you pipe and then flood the strawberries and then immediately do the disco dust? Any help would be so appreciated! Thanks!!

  15. I don’t know the exact size of the cutter off hand but it is probably four or five inches. I did not outline the strawberries first. Not all royal icing drips off the sides depending on how runny it is made. To cover the strawberries entirely with disco dust, the icing must be wet. Hopes this helps.


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