Triple Citrus Cookies

Triple Citrus Cookies from On Sutton Place

This 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

Triple Citrus Cookies

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  • 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.
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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…


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