Rating: 4 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

My mother originally made these in her culinary arts class in high school in 1975 and they were made with lemon.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!

Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

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  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set and very lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on racks.

  • 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

98 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 16g; fat 3.4g; cholesterol 14.7mg; sodium 65.9mg. Full Nutrition
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