TBRG Holiday Recipe Exchange ~ Tex-Mex Sugar Cookies from Mary Burton

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Tex Mex Sugar Cookies

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

2 eggs

2 tablespoons whole milk

1 teaspoon lemon extract

3-1/4 cups flour

2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

Chili powder

Sugar for dusting


• Cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

• Add the eggs one at a time, milk and lemon extract.  Mix well.

• In another bowl shift together flour, baking powder and salt.

• Slowly mix into butter/sugar mixture.

• Spoon even sized dollops on parchment-lined baking sheet.

• Sprinkle cookies with sugar and a hint of chili powder.

• Bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.


This cookie is sweet and soft and has a real kick.  The sweet and savory are a nice blend.



  1. patoct

    Sounds yummy. I never thought to use parchment paper. I wonder if you can use it on all cookies.

  2. Gmapeony

    Yet another great holiday treat to make. Thank you.

  3. marcyshuler

    You can use parchment paper or silicon sheets under any cookies, Patoct. 😉

    I never thought to use chili powder on cookies. I think my hubby would love these.


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