Citrus Butter Cookies

What’s about baking that I love so much? Let’s call this cookies week and just post delish cookies recipes?

Here is the second one for this week! Citrus Butter Cookies. TO DIE FOR!

Ingredients (makes 24 cookies):

  • 150 gr unsalted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 – 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pitch of salt
  • 2 tbsp orange and lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp orange and lemon juice

Icing

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp orange and lemon zest
  • 1 tsp orange and lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp milk

Start off by mixing butter and sugar until creamy

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add in the egg yolk and stir until combined

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add the flour and salt

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and mix until it comes together

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then grab one lemon and one orange

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zest the lemon

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and the orange

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squeeze in the juice of the lemon

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and the orange and stir well

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Scoop out tbsp of dough then roll them into balls between your hands. Place them on parchment paper

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Bake for 13 min in pre-heated oven at 180 C. Take them out before they start to brown then let them cool down for 2-3 min on the baking sheet before moving them on a cooling rack

Meanwhile prepare the icing my combining all the ingredients together and whisk them until you get a pourable and thick consistence.

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When cookies are completely cooled down, drizzle the top with the icing and let is stand on your counter until the icing is set.

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Store your cookies in a airtight container for up to 1 week.

Love

– LittleDani

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