Citrus Cookies Recipe
Citrus Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Dress up convenient refrigerated cookie dough to create these sweet summery treats. The orange and lemon cookies taste like the sunny citrus slices they resemble. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Orange and yellow paste food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting
  • Orange and yellow colored sugar

Directions

Divide cookie dough in half. Place one half in a bowl. Add the orange peel, orange extract and orange food coloring; mix well. Add lemon peel, lemon extract and yellow food coloring to the remaining dough; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in granulated sugar. Flatten dough balls, redipping glass in sugar as needed. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Cut a small hole in the corner of a small plastic bag; add frosting. Pipe circle of frosting on cookie tops; dip in colored sugar. Pipe lines of frosting for citrus sections. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Citrus Cookies in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p53

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 243 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Orange and yellow paste food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting
  • Orange and yellow colored sugar
  1. Divide cookie dough in half. Place one half in a bowl. Add the orange peel, orange extract and orange food coloring; mix well. Add lemon peel, lemon extract and yellow food coloring to the remaining dough; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in granulated sugar. Flatten dough balls, redipping glass in sugar as needed. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Cut a small hole in the corner of a small plastic bag; add frosting. Pipe circle of frosting on cookie tops; dip in colored sugar. Pipe lines of frosting for citrus sections. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Citrus Cookies in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p53

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