Triple Citrus Cookies

Triple Citrus Cookies from On Sutton PlaceThis recipe for Triple Citrus Cookies first appeared on the lovely blog Positively Splendid. I’m featuring it here today just in case you missed it!

Triple Citrus Cookies from On Sutton PlaceThis is a basic sugar cookie revved up with the fresh zest of a lemon, lime and orange. When the zest was sitting there waiting to be added to the cookie batter, the smell was almost therapeutic. These are slightly crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. I almost skipped the step of rolling the dough balls in a sugar/zest mixture.

Triple Citrus Cookies from On Sutton PlaceI am so glad I didn’t! One bite and you get a sugary explosion of citrus goodness.  Here’s what to do…

Triple Citrus Cookies from On Sutton Place


  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter softened 3/4 c.
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • Zest of one lemon lime and orange


  • On a piece of wax paper or a plate, finely zest the orange, lemon and lime.
  • Mix 2 t. of mixed zest with 1/2 c. sugar and set aside.
  • Combine butter and 1 c. sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix until creamy, about 2 min.
  • Add egg.
  • Add flour, baking powder and baking soda until well combined.
  • Slowly add remaining zest.
  • If your dough is dry, add 1 T. fresh lemon juice. Your dough should combine and form a ball. (I used 2 T. lemon juice.)
  • Form 1 in. balls and roll each one in sugar/zest mixture.
  • Slightly press each ball with the bottom of a glass to flatten just a bit.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 11 min.
  • Cool.
  • Makes 3 dozen.
Like this recipe?Follow me at @onsuttonplace

Triple Citrus Cookies from On Sutton PlaceThis is a pretty cookie that would be perfect for a party or shower. They can be stored in an air tight container for up to a week or frozen for up to a month.

For more citrusy goodness try my Glazed Lemon Cakes

or these hearty and healthy Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies.Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies

The days are getting longer and even though it’s been a long time coming, the weather is finally getting warmer.  Have a perfect day…


Pinterest below post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating


  1. Jocie@OPC The Better Half says:

    you make everything look sooo yummy, ann! Thanks so much for sharing. Just pinned and featuring you tonight! :)

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Oh thank you Jocie!

  2. DesignedByBH says:

    These look so good! I love citrus, so I’ll be interested to try these out!

  3. Pingback: 6 Creative Ideas! | Projects, Crafts, Recipes, and More! | Practically Functional
  4. Val @ Home Made Modern says:

    Wow, these sound so unique and delicious! Love the idea…thanks for sharing.

  5. Glenda Childers says:

    Hi Ann,
    I am on a no sugar diet. But these looks amazing.


  6. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    I love anything citrus!

  7. Yum! My mouth is “watering” just reading and looking at the cookies. I’m saving this recipe to try…can’t wait to make them. Hope you have a great weekend,

  8. These will be perfect for Mother’s Day Ann! I saw them on Google+ and just had to come over and get the recipe. Thanks for all the yummy-ness! :-)

  9. shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Yum, yum and more yum…love anything citrus…and all the treats look so great!!

  10. Oh my, I’m drooling right here! I love citrusy flavors and this cookie has to be divine. Your photos are always just gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  11. debbiedoos says:

    These look and sound amazing Ann!

  12. I believe you have become the citrus queen! You have me wishing I could just reach through the computer screen and grab one of those tasty cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It’s a nice change from the heavier cookies that have chocolate in them.

  13. Nom. Nom. Nom.

    I can taste the explosion of citrus in my mind! YUM!

  14. Ooops, wrong tab. Rio really is pretty. Cookies and cakes sound fantastic.

  15. I’m a fan of Pfaltzgraff on FB

  16. Jeanette Duke says:

    Ann, I can already smell the goodness of these cookies.

  17. Katherines Corner says:

    Ann I am crazy for lemon! These all look divine and probably taste like sunshine in your mouth. I hope you will share this post at my hop xo

  18. Beautiful cookies Ann!

  19. Those Citrus cookies look amazing! I’m definitely pinning this recipe!
    Thanks for finding all of these goodies! :)

  20. Linda @ it all started with paint says:

    Looks delish, my friend! Pinning!

    :) Linda

  21. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Yummeh for the tummeh! ;P

  22. these sound amazing!!!