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“This comes from the cookbook "1 Dough, 100 Cookies" by Linda Doeser and has become one of my favorites. It is a fairly basic recipe but the frosting really brings it to a whole new level. I used regular sugar instead of superfine sugar and Sauza tequila (not a white variety) that I happened to have in my pantry. I am not a tequila connoisseur but this seemed to work out just fine. Enjoy!”
30 cookies

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 cookie sheets with baking parchment.
  2. Put the butter, sugar, and lime rind into a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon, then beat in the egg yolk and orange liqueur or orange extract.
  3. Sift together the flour and a pinch of salt into the mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Scoop up tablespoons of the dough and put them on the prepared cookie sheets, then flatten gently. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until light golden brown.
  5. Let cool on the cookie sheets for 5-10 minutes, then using a metal spatula, carefully transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl and stir in sufficient tequila to give the mixture the consistency of thick cream.
  7. With the cookies still on the racks, drizzle the frosting over them with a teaspoon. Let set.

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