Citrus-infused sugar cookies with a decadent coating of sugar and zest? Yes, please! This cookie recipe from Positively Splendid contributor Ann of On Sutton Place is a knock-out, and one I plan to make in the very near future!
Hello…I’m Ann and I blog over at On Sutton Place where I share my attempts to turn what was once just a house into our home. I live with my husband and our little dog, Kelly. As an empty nester who is still slightly in denial, I share my always changing decor, my love of vintage textiles and collectibles, a little gardening and recipes. Which brings me to why I’m here…I am delighted to join the Positively Splended Creative Team as a recipe contributor. Up today is an easy but action-packed recipe for Triple Citrus Cookies.
This is a basic sugar cookie revved up with the fresh zest of a lemon, lime and orange. When the zest was sitting there waiting to be added to the cookie batter, the smell was almost therapeutic. These are slightly crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. I almost skipped the step of rolling the dough balls in a sugar/zest mixture.
I am so glad I didn’t! One bite and you get a sugary explosion of citrus goodness. Here’s what to do…
Triple Citrus Cookies
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter softened 3/4 c.
- 1 1/2 c. sugar divided
- 1 egg
- 2 c. flour
- 1 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- Zest of one lemon lime and orange
- On a piece of wax paper or a plate, finely zest the orange, lemon and lime.
- Mix 2 t. of mixed zest with 1/2 c. sugar and set aside.
- Combine butter and 1 c. sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix until creamy, about 2 min.
- Add egg.
- Add flour, baking powder and baking soda until well combined.
- Slowly add remaining zest.
- If your dough is dry, add 1 T. fresh lemon juice. Your dough should combine and form a ball. (I used 2 T. lemon juice.)
- Form 1 in. balls and roll each one in sugar/zest mixture.
- Slightly press each ball with the bottom of a glass to flatten just a bit.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 11 min.
- Makes 3 dozen.
This is a pretty cookie that would be perfect for a party or shower. They can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a week or frozen for up to a month.
This recipe is the last one for my trifecta of citrus recipes that I’ve been sharing on my blog. In January I focused on lemon recipes, February was orange and this month was lime. I’m calling this little series my Fresh Flavor of the Month.
A couple of favorites have been this Starbucks Lemon Loaf…
and Glazed Orange Bread.
Fresh Flavor for April is blueberries so I’ll be back with something easy and tasty to share with Positively Splendid’s readers. I’d like to especially thank Amy for giving me this opportunity to share my kitchen. Wishing you all a very blessed Easter.
Get to know a bit more about Ann by visiting her PS Creative Team Page.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real says
Oh my! These look absolutely delicious!!!! Pinning to save for this weekend…just wow!
Janel from NellieBellie says
These look fantastic!!! Yum!! Can’t wait to try!
Those sound simply amazing! I have pinned them and I plan on making those soon!!! Thank you for featuring Anne, she is a wonderful friend and blogger.
Oh yum, my mouth is watering just looking at them!
These sound amazing!! A refreshing cookie on a hot summer day!! Love it! Thanks for the recipe!!
Oh. My. Goodness. I want these now!
[email protected] says
Gosh Ann! Those look so good. I could almost smell the citrus in that one pic! Beautiful!
Ann, these are so beautiful! I be they are soooooo good!!!
Laura Beth says
Absolutely beautiful! They ALMOST look too good to eat….almost!
Ooo! These look just dreamy, Ann! I love me some citrus, but triple citrus? I’m in!
Wow! These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing, pinning these to try this weekend!
[email protected] The Better Half says
oh my, look amazing, as always, Ann! pinning now.
Anne Boykin says
Thanks for the great recipe … I’m running a couple of months behind (still on the lemon recipes) but I’m really enjoying trying these out.
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
I want to make EVERYTHING you do! These lovely citrus cookies looks so beautiful and I bet they are scrumptious. I am eating with my eyes!!! Your images are just stunning!!!
Thanks Amy… you could not have chosen a better blog and blogger to feature!!! Thanks so much!