Triple Citrus Cookies Recipe

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The bright tastes of lemon, lime, and orange are packed into these soft, chewy Triple Citrus Cookies!  


FOR THE COOKIES: – Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon) – Zest of 1 lime (about 2 teaspoons) – Zest of 1 orange (about 2 tablespoons) – 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice – 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice – 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice – 3 cups (360g) all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened – 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar – 2 large egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract FOR THE GLAZE: – 2 cups (220g) powdered sugar – 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice – 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice – 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice – Zest of lemon, lime, and orange, for garnish (optional)

Making cookies: Heat the oven to 350°F. Cover baking sheets with parchment or silicone.  

Step 1 


In a small bowl, combine lemon, lime, and orange zest. In a separate bowl, mix lemon, lime, and orange juices. Set aside.  

Step 2

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar until frothy using a medium-speed electric mixer.  

Step 3

After adding each egg, stir well. Add vanilla extract. Add flour mixture gradually, alternating with citrus juice.   

Step 4

Fold in zests until well mixed. It should be sticky yet soft dough. Drop tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.  

Step 5

Bake each pan of cookies for 10–12 minutes until the sides are gently brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes.   

Step 6

Flatten the tops with a glass while the cookies are warm. Cool them on a wire rack after removing them from the pans.  

Step 7

MAKE GLAZE: Mix confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth.  

Step 8

After the cookies cool, glaze the tops. If desired, sprinkle citrus zest on each biscuit. Let the glaze set for 15–20 minutes before serving or storing the cookies.  

Step 9

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