Margarita Cookies

Adapted from Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies



1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1/3 cup margarita mix

Green food coloring or food color gel

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, un-sifted



2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

2 to 4 teaspoons milk

Green food coloring or food color gel


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat. Set aside.



  • Put the butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until fluffy.

  • Mix in the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  • Beat in the egg, and then beat in the lemonade concentrate until well combined. Add the food coloring or gel until the cookies reach the desired color.

  • Mix in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until well combined.

  • Drop teaspoon-sized dollops of cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.


Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are slightly brown. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for two minutes, and then place the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.



  • Beat together the butter and powdered sugar.

  • Mix in milk, one teaspoon at a time, until the frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.

  • Add food coloring or gel to get the desired color.



Once the cookies are completely cooled, frost each one.


Store in an air-tight container.

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