Citrus Butter Cookies

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett
Recipe courtesy of: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/10/citrus-butter-cookies/

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CitrusButterCookies
 

At home at a summer picnic or on your holiday cookie platter. Either way, you’ll love ‘em.

Prep Time:
15min
Cook Time:
15min
Servings:
36 cookies

Ingredients

2 cups (4 Sticks) Salted Butter, Softened
1-1/2 cup Sugar
2 whole Large Eggs, Separated
4 cups All-purpose Flour
3 Tablespoons Orange, Lemon, And Lime Zest (approx 1 Tablespoon Each)
2 Tablespoons Orange, Lemon, And/or Lime Juice (2 Tablespoons Total)
Icing
3 cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
2 Tablespoons Orange, Lemon, And Lime Zest
Juice Of 1/2 Lime
Juice Of 1/2 Lemon
Dash Of Salt
Extra Zest, For Decorating

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until combined. Add egg yolks and mix until combined (set whites aside for the icing.) Add the zest and the flour and mix until just combined, then add juice and mix until combined.
  3. Scoop out heaping teaspoons of dough, then roll them into balls between your hands. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and keep on the cookie sheet for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the pan with a spatula and allow to cool completely before icing.
  4. To make the icing, combine 1 egg white with the rest of the icing ingredients. Whisk thoroughly until combined, adding either more powdered sugar or more juice until it reaches a pourable but still thick consistency.
  5. Drizzle the icing across the cookies in several lines, then do it again in the other direction. Sprinkle with extra zest before the icing sets.

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