Monday, December 12, 2022

Soft citrus sugar cookies


A very soft sugar cookie, no rolling! 


Preheat oven to 350 (convection)

Mix together:

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • zest of one lemon, one grapefruit, one orange


Cream sugar mixture with:

  •  2 sticks butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup canola oil (yes really!)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

 With mixer whipping, sprinkle in: 

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


When that is WELL CREAMED (light color), add:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 T vanilla
  • dash of orange oil and/or bergamot oil, if you have it
  • 3 large eggs
Mix very well, then add one cup at a time: 
  • 5 3/4 cups flour

This is a VERY wet fluffy dough.   Drop using a 2 T scoop onto parchment on a baking sheet.    They don't spread much.    Spray the bottom of a small glass (or glass yogurt container) with oil, then into granulated sugar and flatten cookie.    Repeat - dip in sugar - flatten a cookie - dip in sugar - flatten cookie ... 

Bake 9-10 minutes until just before lightly browned edges to keep the cookies soft.     Allow to cool on tray.    

Add a buttercream frosting from creaming: 

2 sticks butter

5 cups powdered sugar

citrus fruit zest 

1 T sour cream

yellow or orange food coloring, if desired

orange juice to texture


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