Happy Hour never tasted so good.
What’s that? You don’t usually take shots of frosting to unwind after a hard day? Pretty sure that needs to change now. Cheers to to butter, sugar, cream cheese and… tequila!
You might remember these margarita cookie bars I made for Cinco de Mayo? The dessert that turned me lime-dessert-hating self around? Well, ever since, I’ve been thinking about my love of tequila frosting. And let’s face it. Sometimes the cookie/cupcake/brownie we bake is really just an excuse to eat copious amounts of frosting. So I decided it was time to do something about that.
These frosting shots are perfectly portioned so that you get enough for your frosting fix, but not so much that you’ve devoured an entire bowl of cream cheese icing… because face it, it can happen.
I hope my friends don’t mind if I never make cupcakes again.
Margarita Frosting Shots
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 tablespoon fresh lime zest (1 lime)
2 tablespoons good quality tequila
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar*
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup salted pretzel crumbs
Use the whisk attachment of an electric mixer to beat butter and cream cheese on high speed until light and creamy
Mix in tequila, lime zest and salt; add in sugar ½ a cup at a time or until at desired consistency (*2 cups was the perfect amount for me but i;f you want a thicker texture you may want to add up to another ½ cup)
Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs and pretzel crumbs on the bottom of 12 tall shot glasses
Pipe frosting so that each shot glass is half full
Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs and pretzel crumbs over each frosting layer
Pipe remaining frosting to fill each glass
Serve with small spoons
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Timestamp: 2012-05-29 00:22:50 UTC