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Tequila Cookies 5.11 Women of Questionable Morals

“Milk and cookies?” “Grownup milk and cookies.”

“I could just say his father died and I went over to comfort him. With tequila. Which we drank, all night long, alone.”


For the cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 6 tbsp tequila

  • 3 cups flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp salt

For the icing:

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

For the topping:

  • Flaky salt

  • Lime zest


  1. Place a large saucepan over medium heat and add the butter. Don’t touch the butter after it melts.

  2. After a few minutes, the butter will begin to bubble then become foamy. Leave it be until it turns a medium brown shade. It should smell nutty.

  3. Set the butter aside and allow to cool.

  4. Once the butter has cooled, pour into a large mixing bowl. Add in both sugars and mix until well combined and smooth. I’ve found it best to mix by hand so as not to overmix.

  5. Add the eggs, vanilla, and tequila and mix until well combined.

  6. Sift in the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt.

  7. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes until firm to the touch.

  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  9. Scoop out the cookies with a double cookie scoop and roll into a smooth ball. Place on a lined baking sheet.

  10. Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes or cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  11. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the icing by combining the powdered sugar, cream, and lime juice in a small mixing bowl.

  12. Spread the icing onto the cookies once they have cooled.

  13. Top with flaky salt and lime zest.

I will live and breathe by brown butter cookie dough forever.

In this episode, Chris is grieving the loss of his father. Rory visits him and brings milk and cookies to cheer him up. Lorelai visits and says she brought grown up milk and cookies and holds up a bottle of tequila. To me, that meant combining the two to make tequila cookies! I didn't want the tequila to overpower the cookies, so you get a nice subtle flavor that compliments the brown butter dough. I have become obsessed with brown butter cookie dough, and I don’t think there is a better method to make the perfect cookie. These cookies are topped with a lime icing and flaky salt because there simply isn't a better pairing with tequila.

It was so hard to wait for these to cool to add the icing.

Happy cooking from the Hollow!

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