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Grapefruit Tea Cookies

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"My mother originally made these in her culinary arts class in high school in 1975 and they were made with lemon. I love the lemon but I wanted to make these and realized I didn't have any lemons so I used what I did have, grapefruit. They turned out wonderful! I bet they would be good made with oranges too. The glaze is different from your regular iced cookie with the granulated sugar giving a nice texture on top. Yummy!"
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 98 cals
Original recipe yields 30 servings (2 1/2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Mix 1 1/2 teaspoon of grapefruit juice into milk in a small bowl, and set aside for about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mash the butter with 3/4 cup of sugar until creamy and well combined, and beat in the egg and grapefruit zest until thoroughly combined. Beat the milk into the butter mixture about 2 tablespoons at a time, alternating with the flour mixture, until the dough is smooth. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set and very lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on racks.
  4. Make glaze by mixing 3/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup grapefruit juice. Brush glaze onto cooled cookies; let stand until glaze is set.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 98 calories; 3.4 g fat; 16 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 66 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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5 Stars from me! These are wonderful. My brother was thinking about cutting down his grapefruit tree, but these cookies will change his mind. I upped the flour to 2 cups and they turned out p...

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Wanted to try something with grapefruit but this recipe didn't work out. I used 2 cups of flour but the dough was still too soft for cookies so I added some chopped nuts and thought I would try...

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5 Stars from me! These are wonderful. My brother was thinking about cutting down his grapefruit tree, but these cookies will change his mind. I upped the flour to 2 cups and they turned out p...

These were delicious! I had to bake them at 325 because my oven runs hotter than normal, but great recipe!

Really good and easy, cake-like cookies. I used a red grapefruit and doubled the zest and added a touch more juice because it's so mild. They came out perfectly. Delicious! I'm going to try ...

The glaze makes these taste great! I made them with lemon juice instead, and they tasted like lemonade sponges. But they are a soft, cakey cookie, not really my 'cup-o-tea'

Wanted to try something with grapefruit but this recipe didn't work out. I used 2 cups of flour but the dough was still too soft for cookies so I added some chopped nuts and thought I would try...

Really good taste. Used 2 cups of flour as other reviewers suggested. Used approximately 3/4 T grapefruit juice in cookies. Mixed grapefruit zest into sugar and let sit a bit before mixing su...

These taste good. I don't like the texture of the icing, in the future, I'll use powdered sugar instead of white.

Very moist, light cookies! I used powder sugar instead of gradulated. They disappeared fast!!

Really good! I mixed some powdered sugar with the granulated sugar to make the glaze a little thicker.