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Strawberry Buttermilk Cake Table and Dish

                                        Strawberry buttermilk cake is the perfect reminder of our mid summer harvest.  Now that the kids are back in school this cake is the just thing to fill the house with that fresh baked aroma the kids…

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Mango and Strawberry Gelato -Table and Dish

Summertime treats Mango and Strawberries in rich creamy gelato The kids are home, it’s hot outside and nothing tastes better on a hot day than smooth, cold, creamy gelato.  We visit Costco sometimes more often than church.  Wow, how sad is that.  We eat food every day and like our faith it is essential to…

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Strawberry Margarita Cookies

  The inspiration for this yummy salty sweet flakey piece of heaven starts with late night TV.  I fell asleep with the TV on one night and woke up to a wonderful show on the food channel called Unique Sweets. They were featuring a bakery that specialized in making a margarita cookie.  A strawberry margarita…

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  • Katie - Love this! The cookies look delish and the photography is beautiful. What an exciting new blog adventure! I’ll check back often 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jamie - yumm!! as if I hadn’t eaten enough today….now I need to make cookies too! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mulberry Sale - I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂ReplyCancel

  • rob - Ok, so I just experienced the very same scenario that you describe in your opening paragraph: I too watched the episode (4/6/13) on Cooking Channel, didn’t bother to DVR it because, hey, I’ll find it on the website; then couldn’t find it, did a search for some key words and voila, here I am.

    Glad you took the time to figure it out–I’ll report back and let you know how it goes.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - Thanks so much for this recipe. I saw the same episode of Unique Sweets and was hoping to find out how to make them. I appreciate the tip on the Special K cereal since I didn’t know where to find freeze dried strawberries. I’ll let you know how they turn out.ReplyCancel

  • Chalice - I too watched this episode with the Strawberry Margarita cookies, I fell in love! There were a few other ingredients to her mix, the dough base was made with cream cheese and butter for a more tender cookie. She also added Strawberry Powder to the mix and about 1/4 cup (altogether) of tequila, triple sec and lime oil. The cookies were sprayed with a mix of tequila and triple sec.

    Freeze dried strawberries can be found at Trader Joes or on Amazon. Most health food stores have them also. Lime oil is available in most specialty stores and Amazon, make sure it is food grade. Strawberry powder which has a great twangy taste can be found at Oh Nuts! You could try making your own strawberry powder by running the freeze dried strawberries through the food processor. I am going to add dry sweet strawberry bits which I get from Prepared Pantry, they are delicious! I did tape the show so I am going to go back and watch the process again. I am also going to order some from the bakery to see how mine measure up.ReplyCancel

  • lmom - Hey guys saw the same show and I also thought I could find it later but no luck. I was interested in the boogie bar from that episode. I can’t remember what the bottom layer was!! I know the middle layer had chocolate, dulce de leche, rice crispy treat then more chocolate and dulce de leche, and topped with a flour-less chocolate cake. Can anyone remember what the bottom layer was. It looked like cheesecake but wasn’t.ReplyCancel

    • Andrea - I’m looking for that recipe too! I think the bottom layer was a shortbread. It was her version of a classic millionaire’s barReplyCancel

      • admin - Andrea, Let me know how it works for you. These are not bar cookies. No layers. It’s a slice and bake cookie. Read all the comments. The original recipe has cream cheese in it. They are delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Joanny - Hey I saw your post about the strawberry margarita cookies you saw on unique sweets & they have a website its a shop in denver called victory love and cookies. Your welcome.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Johnson - Thank you!! I looked for the original recipe too. I appreciate all your hard work. Can’t wait to try these.


  • Louisa - Like you, I saw that episode, and was trying to find a recipe for this fabulous cookie. Your recipe looks great! You were very innovative to figure out that you could use the Special K dried strawberries. I noticed on the show that they also used cream cheese, which you didn’t include. I was wondering why, and if you did add it, how much do you think you would use? Thanks for your recipe!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Hi Bailylouisa, The recipe I found did not call for cream cheese. Give it a shot and let me know. I would start with 4oz half of a package. I loved the recipe I made and posted so much it didn’t dawn on me to try this one differently. I may have to experiment!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Greenwood - Hi everybody. Sally was kind enough to send me a link to the blog to show me her version of my Strawberry Margarita cookies. Wow, I am flattered that you all took the time to try to recreate my humble cookie!! Yes, I do use cream cheese. And the freeze dried strawberries are horribly expensive but I love them. They are from a company called Just Tomatoes. You can make powder by grinding the slices in the food processor. As for the recipe itself, I have not given it to Unique Sweets – or anybody for that matter. I am a one woman business and my recipes are the result of a lot of time and energy. That being said, I think you all are having plenty of fun creating your own version of the cookie and isn’t that the joy of cooking/ baking? Happy baking!!!
    love + cookies, Kristy
    p.s. – great blog, Sally!!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks Kristy. Sure wish you were near Chicago. Will keep following on Facebook for more great love+cookie inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Greenwood - Hey, I forgot that I should have pointed out that I did give the Cooking Channel a recipe for my Mojito cookies Not the margarita of course but a delicious cookie nonetheless! Also, you can visit me on Facebook
    or the website Have fun everybody!
    l + c,

  • Peggy Dryden - If you want the original cookies, you can order them from They are the BEST cookies ever!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - I just made these cookies. Fabulous! Perfect sweet and salty. I followed the recipe except used 2 cups of white slept flour. It is like all purpose but better for you.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Dana
      So glad you tried it and liked it. I just bought freeze dried strawberries at Trader Joes and plan to make another batch. This time I’m going to add cream cheese like the original recipe and also the way the bakery makes them is instead of making a log and rolling it in the sugar salt lime mixture then slicking it, they make individual balls of dough and flatten it into a cookie shape and toss the whole cookie into the mixture. So the yummy salt sugar lime will be all over the cookie not just the edges.
      Thanks for the intro to white slept flour. I’ll check it out!

  • Irene - google took me here as I searched for “strawberry margarita cookies” that I also saw on Unique Sweets the name of the bakery is “Victory, Love + Cookies”. Heres the link to a pic of that cookie thanx for shring your recipe 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Irene - Ha! I overlooked the comments and even ms. Kristy replied herself 🙂 ; sorry for the redundancy. Nonetheless glad you shared your recipe (Y)ReplyCancel

  • joanjett - The recipe on the show, however, had cream cheese- “to make the crumb softer”. This seems like an important ingredient to leave out.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Joanjett, you are right. As I said in the post I was making the cookie from memory of the show. At the time I didn’t have an actual recipe. I played with it a few times and got wonderful but different results each time. I will say that the cream cheese does make a lighter cookie with a softer crumb. Without the cream cheese it is a bit flakier (from the glorious butter) but still beautiful and tasty. I hope you will make them and share your results. xo SallyReplyCancel

  • Kaprina - Thank you very much I saw the same episode on the food network and couldn’t find the recipe. When I found this I jumped for joy and really got excited when I found freeze dried strawberries in Target. I can’t wait for the weekend.

    Thanks again…ReplyCancel

    • admin - Please let me know how you like them. If you read all the comments on this post you will see that the original recipe has cream cheese in it. If you add 4oz cream cheese it will make the cookies more tender. Both ways are great. You can also buy freeze dried fruit now at whole foods and Trader joes. Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Mepl - Just whipped a batch of these to use for a party on Saturday but then I realized there is no baking powder or any other leavener? Will they be tough? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Mine are flakey and buttery. They are not a cakey cookie. More like a shortbread. I hope they are a big hit. Post to Instagram and tag me @tableanddish so I can see how they turned out.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Oh sorry for the confusion. However I was replying to Imom above who was also looking for Kristy Greenwood’s other featured item as well, the Booty Bars, which are a layered barReplyCancel

  • Emily - I made them with the cream cheese and I felt like something was missing. It was good and I could definitely taste the alcohol as well as the salt/sugar coating but I didn’t really get the lime flavor or the strawberry flavor at all. I think the next time I will add some lime juice and to make it more tart. It does come out like a shortbread cookie though and has interesting flavor.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Emily,
      I’m so glad you made them. Try adding lime zest to the sugar salt coating. That gives them a zesty lime flavor.

  • pam (Sidewalk Shoes) - I absolutely love that you took the strawberries out of a Special K cereal!! Now, that’s resourceful!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks Pam, Happily they sell them now packaged (without cereal flakes) at trader Joes.ReplyCancel

  • Christie - I love seeing the zest and strawberries in the cookie. These are just brilliant. I didn’t see where you mixed in the strawberries into the dough. Maybe I missed it?!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Christie, Thanks. It really does take help from friends to get it right. You were right. I overlooked when to add the strawberries. Fixed it. (after the flour) Thanks for the heads up. Give them a shot. They’re fabulous.ReplyCancel

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