Finally! A recipe I don’t have to pretend to drop alcohol into!
This one is for all you lushes out there who love margaritas.
The glaze has tequila. Uncooked, full booze level tequila.
I can see how the orange extract is citrusy and lends that flavor, but sage? Why?
Step 2: Combine flour and salt (not pictured).
Oh, Kitchenaid, I’ve missed you.
I’m still confused about this whole sage thing. Can I get a margarita, blended, but with some sage? Great, thanks man!
Step 6: Divide dough in half, roll into 9-inch logs, refrigerate for an hour up to overnight.
I didn’t get a picture of this because the dough was really sticky and I didn’t want to touch my iPhone. This is where I could have used an assistant. 😦 FML FML FML.
Oh, here’s a picture of my funk log. Have I ever mentioned I HATE LOG COOKIES? That thing was deformed even after I rerolled it. Stupid.
What happened next? Oh the usual. I got really angry while holding a knife.
See how the log flattens so nicely at the bottom as I cut? WHAT THE HELL, LOG? I have tried all of Martha’s tips: rotate the log as you cut, use a serrated knife…nothing works.
At this point I wish I’d been drinking the tequila because I’d probably think this was all funny. It wasn’t.
I threw one of the deformed cookie dough pieces into the sink and it just bounced back up on the counter! I couldn’t get rid of this shit.
OMG I am going to hurt somebody. They melted! Fuuuuuuuu
I immediately threw the remaining log and sliced cookies into the freezer in hopes I could prevent this from happening again.
While the next batch was baking, I decided to try the “rim” sugar/salt combo.
Salt! Like a punch in the face!
Ugh. Still ugly, but a little better.
This tequila has been around for years. Is it crap? I don’t know. Don’t judge me.
Step 10: Glaze.
I put some in a Ziploc bag and cut the tip off, but I had no free hands to photograph. I also used the wooden spoon for some, but it didn’t work as well.
Yeah, it blobbed more than anything when I used the spoon.
I got: 51.5 (I don’t even…)
Start time: 9:35
End time: 12:20 (2 hours, 45 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 1 hour, 15 mins
What did I learn?
- Logs don’t get easier. 😦
- Tequila and sugar make a damn good glaze.
- I probably need to refrigerate the logs longer.
- The sugar cooked probably because I used granulated sugar instead of sanding sugar. (I was out, sorry.)
What do I need to learn?
- Why sage?
- Why only 1 tbsp tequila? I want more.
I’m sorry it’s been a while since I made cooks. I had no hot water in my kitchen for a while and I didn’t want to wash dishes in cold. That, in combination with a 1 tbsp of laziness, is why. I won’t let you down again.
Congrats to my friend Megan who was recently promoted. Now I don’t have to buy you a drink! You can just eat one.