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Citrus Shortbread Cookies
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Citrus Shortbread Cookies

California citrus takes your favorite holiday cookie to the next level
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword citrus, cookie, dessert, holiday cookie, shortbread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 234kcal
Author Susan, CA GROWN Mom


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Juice from large orange


  • Beat butter and sugar together until creamy.
  • Put in orange zest and vanilla.
  • Add egg yolks and beat just until incorporated.
  • Include in flour and salt and beat just until incorporated.
  • Roll into 2 separate logs and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (can be overnight).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove logs and slice with a sharp knife into 1/2″ slices.
  • Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes, or until bottoms and edges just start to brown.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Mix together the powdered sugar and juice of orange. Blend until smooth.
  • Glaze each cooled cookie and sprinkle more zest.
  • Allow glaze to set and serve.


Store in airtight container for up to a week or freeze. 


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg