Lime Sea Salt Margarita Whoopie Pies

So you already know that our Tidal Salt Lime Salts is the PERFECT Margarita rimmer, but did you know it's an even better whoopie pie rimmer?  Our chef, Audrey, grew up in Maine and whoopie pies are basically the state's official dessert. (if they aren't, than they should be!!... can someone get on that?)

Cooking with booze is always better, in our opinion so no one is bad about a little added Tequila. 

Make these bad boys and impress the hell out of your friends.  

(Recipe adapted from Dinner at Jenn's)

Margarita Whoopie Pies

For the cookies:

8 TB unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tsp lime zest

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp Tidal Salt Lime Salts

1/2 cup milk with 1T white vinegar added

3 TB White Tequila

For the filling:

4oz. cream cheese, softened

2 1/2 TB unsalted butter, softened

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups confectioner’s sugar

2 tsp lime zest

2-3 TB White Tequila (to taste)

Tidal Salt Lime Salts for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line 2 baking sheets.  Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. In a stand mixer (or in a large bowl with a hand mixer) cream together butter and sugar at medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add in eggs. Add vanilla, lime zest, and tequila and blend completely. Reduce mixer speed and alternately add in dry ingredients and milk vinegar combo until just incorporated, being careful not to over mix. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons full onto baking sheet. You may need to shape into disk form a bit with wet fingertips.  Bake 7-10 minutes, rotating halfway through, until cake is puffed and just set. The tops of the cake should not brown, but will not yield when tapped with your finger. Remove from oven and let cakes cool completely

For the filling:

With a mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla, lime zest, and tequila (you can add more or less to taste). On low speed, slowly incorporate sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, until desired consistency and beat at medium high speed until smooth. You can add food coloring if desired.

Assemble “sandwiches” with the filling and sprinkle Lime Salt around the exposed frosting edges.