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Glazed Citrus Rounds

January 11, 2013

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These cookies didn’t turn out quite like I was expecting (you can’t even tell there’s a glaze on the tops) but I still liked them enough that I’ve made them twice since the holidays. You have the choice to customize these cookies any way you want, by choosing the citrus flavor. Both times I’ve used orange zest, but I think using lime, lemon or grapefruit zest would also be worth a try. The cookie base is a taste similar to a shortbread cookie, only they bake up soft and chewy. These cookies aren’t overly sweet and I enjoyed several of them with a cup of tea yesterday afternoon.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

1½ sticks butter, room temperature

1¼ cups sugar

1+½ tbsp orange zest (or lemon, lime or grapefruit)

2 egg yolks, room temperature

¾ tsp lemon extract

¼ tsp orange extract

1 cup powdered sugar

2-3 tbsp fresh orange juice (or the same juice as the zest you used)

Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside. Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add 1 tbsp orange zest and beat until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, then orange and lemon extracts. Gradually combine the flour mixture into the batter until the dough forms.

Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper and scoop the dough onto the sheets. Place the baking sheets in the freezer for at least 30 minutes (up to overnight). Bake the sheets, one at a time, at 375° for about 15 minutes. The cookies will be very lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To make the glaze, mix the powdered sugar, orange juice and ½ tbsp of zest together. Spoon the glaze onto the cooled cookies and let them set for about 1 hour.

Recipe from Food Network Magazine

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2013 8:31 pm

    These look good!
    You should enter our Cookie Contest! Please stop by our blog and enter!
    http://virginiaplantation.wordpress.com/cookie-contest-2013/

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