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Citrus Glazed Orange Cookies

Orange Citrus Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

Orange Citrus Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

Can a cookie taste like spring? Not only do I think so but I happen to have the recipe! Cookies can really be any flavor and carry so many different ingredients. Many times, I’ll bulk up a cookie and chock it full of my favorite things. But sometimes using only the essentials and a few perfect flavors is all you need. These cookies are the essence of bright orange zest which is also just a cheery reminder of spring!

Citrus Glazed Orange Cookies
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For the cookies
  1. 1 cup butter, room temperature
  2. 1 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/3 cup orange juice
  5. 4 tablespoons orange zest
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 3 3/4 cup flour
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1 cup buttermilk
For the citrus frosting
  1. 2 tablespoons melted butter
  2. 2 tablespoons orange juice
  3. 1 tablespoon orange zest
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 2 cups powdered sugar
For the cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time.
  4. Mix in orange juice, zest and vanilla.
  5. Add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  6. With the mixer running on low, add the buttermilk.
  7. Finish mixing by hand to ensure the batter is evenly mixed.
  8. Using a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop, place cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  9. Bake in preheated oven 10-12 minutes until just set.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool on baking pan for 5 minutes. While cooling, prepare the frosting.
For the frosting
  1. Mix all the ingredients until smooth. Add more juice or sugar to achieve correct consistency.
  2. While the cookies are slightly warm, dip tops in frosting or spoon one teaspoon over each cookie.
  3. Allow to cool and dry to touch then enjoy!
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This recipe makes a large batch, about 4-5 dozen. As usual, they freeze perfectly but they’re usually eaten before you even get a chance!

Orange Citrus Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

Orange Citrus Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

Orange Citrus Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

Video and images by The Gray Boxwood

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  • Linda Porth
    March 25, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    YUMMMMY!!
    Thank you❤