cookies for your cosmo (or, over-the-rim cocktail cookies)

I’m hoping my friend doesn’t see this post, because we’re going to the Sex in the City 2 movie and I’m bringing these along to add to our post-movie Cosmos.

how to make over-the-rim lime cookies for cocktails

you will need:*

2 1/2 inch circle cookie cutter
food coloring
3 frosting bags
3 couplers
3 decorating tips
3 rubber bands
*For food coloring, I use Americolor soft gel pastes (Leaf Green, Electric Green and Bright White). Find the bags, couplers, tips (sizes 2 and 4), and cutter at the craft store. Find tips on finding supplies HERE.
step one: bake your cookies
Roll out chilled dough according to the recipe and cut out circles. With a knife, cut off the bottom third of the circle and cut out a rectangle as shown (a little to the left of center). Bake and let cool.step two: make your frosting
Prepare three colors of frosting: white, bright green and lime. Prepare three frosting bags with each of the colors (use the frosting bags fitted with a coupler and tips, size “4” tip for the greens and size “2” for the white, and tied closed with the rubber band), but reserve about half of your lime green frosting.
step three: decorate your cookies
Pipe a semi-circle with the bright green and let set about 15 minutes.
Flood the rest of the semi-circle with lime green: Pipe an outline inside the semi-circle and around the edge of the rest of the cookie (including the cut-out rectangle) with the lime green and let set about 15 minutes. Thin reserved lime green icing with water, a few drops at a time, stirring well, until a consistency of glue. (If you turn over a spoonful, the icing should fall back into itself without leaving any peaks, but it shouldn’t be so runny it falls into itself super-fast. It should take a second or two.) Using a squeeze bottle or a spoon, pour thinned frosting in the center of the cookie and let flood to edges, encouraging with a small butter knife or the back of the spoon. Let set well, at least a couple hours.
Pipe sections with the white. Let dry overnight.

Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog's photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do allow (and encourage) you to share ONE photograph with credit to "the decorated cookie" and link to this blog post. PLEASE don't reprint any part of the blog post and PLEASE don't post a photo without credit. Thank you!


  1. Beth says

    My new favorite–even though I say that all the time. I am making these asap, although I think I'll go make a cosmo right now!

  2. Chic Cookies says

    Thank you all! (I'm with ya', Beth). Definitely, Sue. You could even use yellows and make lemon slices instead of limes.

  3. Brooke says

    OMG – these are the coolest/cutiest cookies ever! I have been so tempted to make these cookies since you first shared the idea, but now I have even more reason – LOVE a good cosmo!!

  4. Catherine Parker says

    How cute! I've seen cutters for these type of cookies before, but I've never understood how one might use them. You make them seem awesome! I'm a long time reader of your fabulous blog, but first time follower as I've only just opened a blogger account and set up a blog ( I just hope mine is as great as yours! :)

  5. cookies and cups says

    I just made some cute little lime cookies for some cupcakes that I am going to post this week…but how adorable are these that hang on your cups?! I love that idea. A cookie and a cocktail?! Life must be good!

  6. ourkitchenchaos says

    Such a cute idea! That's amazing! I kinda want to top a chocolate martini with one…Or any drink. wonderful idea!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *