These Mojito Sugar Cookies are a refreshing lime and mint sugar cookie drizzled with a rum glaze for a hint of the tropics.These Mojito Sugar Cookies are a refreshing lime and mint sugar cookie drizzled with a rum glaze for a hint of the tropics.

Here in New York it is a yucky February day complete with snow, sleet and freezing rain, so a hint of the tropics sound good right now! Sadly I won’t be in the tropics anytime soon, but a tropical cookie like these Mojito Sugar Cookies can help me dream about warm and sunny climates.

These Mojito Sugar Cookies are a refreshing lime and mint sugar cookie drizzled with a rum glaze for a hint of the tropics.

Mojitos are a traditional Cuban drink, and the simple flavors are perfect for cookies. These Mojito Sugar Cookies are made with a mixture of lime and mint, with the rum added on as a glaze.

These Mojito Sugar Cookies are a refreshing lime and mint sugar cookie drizzled with a rum glaze for a hint of the tropics.

I took my basic sugar cookie recipe, added lime zest, lime juice and mint leaves, and increased the flour a little bit to offset the extra liquid. When I have recipes that call for lime zest I sometimes skip it, because it is kind of a pain to zest citrus. But I think it is essential in this recipe, and in addition to adding flavor, the lime zest and mint combine to make pretty green flecks in the cookies.

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I decided not to add rum in the cookies, because I think the flavoring would have been lost during baking. So I made a simple rum glaze instead to drizzle on top of the cookies. If you want to make the cookies non-alcoholic you could use lime juice instead of rum for the glaze.

These Mojito Sugar Cookies are a refreshing lime and mint sugar cookie drizzled with a rum glaze for a hint of the tropics.

Or you could leave the glaze off the Mojito Sugar Cookies entirely. I ate a few before I glazed them and they were tasty!

These Mojito Sugar Cookies are a refreshing lime and mint sugar cookie drizzled with a rum glaze for a hint of the tropics.

Mojito Cookies

Mojito Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoon mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon rum

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until well mixed.
  3. Zest and juice the lime and add the zest and juice to the butter and sugar mix.
  4. Put the mint leaves in a food processor to mince finely, and add to the butter and sugar mix.
  5. Add the vanilla and egg to the mixture and mix until well combined.
  6. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until dough is firm.
  7. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and squish with a drinking glass.
  8. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 11 minutes, until brown on the bottom.
  9. Cool.
  10. To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar and rum until smooth. Drizzle over the cookies.

Notes

Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104 Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 108mg Carbohydrates: 15g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g
Nutrition facts are estimates.

Mojito Sugar Cookies