Updated classic butter cookies with bright citrus flavor and a sweet orange glaze.

Reynolds Kitchens(R)
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Ingredients

42
Original recipe yields 42 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Citrus Glaze:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with Reynolds® Parchment Paper; set aside.

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  • Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the egg, orange peel, lemon peel, and vanilla and beat until well blended.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add half of flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until just combined. Add the milk. Beat about 10 seconds. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until just combined.

  • Drop tablespoon-size mounds of dough on prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set and the bottoms are browned. Transfer the cookies on the parchment paper to a wire rack; cool completely.

  • Drizzle with Citrus Glaze to serve.

  • Citrus Glaze: In a small bowl combine melted butter and orange juice. Add powdered sugar; beat until smooth. If necessary, add more orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to make drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cookies.

Reynolds Kitchens Tip

Leaving the cookies on the parchment paper while drizzling the glaze will catch any excess glaze, making cleanup quick and easy.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; 3 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 42 mg sodium. 10.6 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
Steps are all accurate and cookies turned out great. The only thing that I changed was for the glaze I added a bit more sugar for the same amount of butter to make it sweeter but that's just my taste. Works extremely well if you add sprinkles or other decorative items on top after you drizzle the glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
Steps are all accurate and cookies turned out great. The only thing that I changed was for the glaze I added a bit more sugar for the same amount of butter to make it sweeter but that's just my taste. Works extremely well if you add sprinkles or other decorative items on top after you drizzle the glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
Steps are all accurate and cookies turned out great. The only thing that I changed was for the glaze I added a bit more sugar for the same amount of butter to make it sweeter but that's just my taste. Works extremely well if you add sprinkles or other decorative items on top after you drizzle the glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2017
Made as per recipe but I did add a bit more lemon and orange peel (think of a rounded mound instead of flat) and if you have a tabletop mixer it makes the process much quicker & easier. I put them in convection oven at 340 degrees for 8 minutes and they turned out well; moist and very much like a sugar cookie consistency! Made the glaze per recipe and it was wayyyy too much; the cookies were drowning and I still have leftover glaze! I think next time I will either halve that part or omit completely. Very good recipe and love the flavor combination; I will definitely be making these again:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2016
Everyone that has tasted these cookies loves them! They are not overly sweet at all it's a good tea cookie. I did find that if you refrigerate the dough for an hour or so it's not as messy when scooping. I ended up dipping the tops of my cookies into the glaze and it worked perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2016
I've made it twice now... The second time I left it in the fridge for a couple of hours which made it easy to make cutouts. The cookies turned out soft and chewy the first time crisp the second. Didn't bother with the glaze either time we liked it just as it was. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2018
This was simply delicious!! WONDERFUL smell which was very appreciated in the middle of winter as it reminded me Spring is around the corner. The flavor was fastastic not overly sweet. I added some orange zest to the glaze. Otherwise I followed it and got very good kudos from my co workers. Will absolutely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2019
These cookies are wonderful! Just the right amount of sweet and citrus. I used the zest of 2 whole oranges and 1 lemon in the batter. My family loves them!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2018
These turned out fantastic! I used Bobs Red mill gluten free 1-1 flour and the cookies turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
very good i add more lemon zest because I love lemon Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2016
These were absolutely delicious. They had a great taste and people loved them. Huge hit. Read More
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