Citrus Sugar Cookies



Citrus Sugar Cookies

  • 2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt (scant)
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/4 t lemon zest
  • 1 1/4 t orange zest
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/4 c confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl; set aside. Beat butter and zest in large bowl until light. Add sugars and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add dry ingredients and stir until soft dough forms. Divide dough into thirds. Gather each third into ball; flatten into disks, wrap each in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Roll out one disk of dough on well-floured surface to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies and bake on ungreased cookie sheets until cookies turn brown on edges, about 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

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