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Citrus Blossom Cookies
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Citrus Blossom Cookies

These citrus blossom cookies are so adorable. If you love the flavor of lemon then you will love these. They’re a perfect citrus cookie for the spring!
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus blossom cookie recipe, citrus blossom cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • dash of salt
  • 2 cups C flour

Lemon icing:

  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • juice of 1/2 fresh lemon

Lemon Curd:

  • 4 Lemons large
  • 5 Egg yolks slightly mixed
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar

Instructions

Lemon Curd:

  • Zest and juice all the lemons.
  • Add lemon juice, lemon zest, butter, sugar and egg yolks in a saucepan.
  • Cook at medium heat, while constantly whisking until the mixture thickens
  • Pour it in a jar and let it cool down.
  • Once the curd has fully cooled down, store in the refrigerator until ready to use for the cookies.

Cookies:

  • Using the standing mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, vanilla bean paste, salt, lime zest and the juice of 1/2 a lime until creamy.
  • Gradually add in the flour and mix until combined.
  • Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using the ice cream scooper, scoop out some dough and roll the dough into a ball
  • Place onto the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart
  • Make an indention in the center of each cookie with a small finger - pushing straight down trying not to flatten the dough ball.
  • Filled each ball with a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of lemon curd.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to rest on the pan for a minute or two before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Cool completely before icing.

Icing:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the 1 cup powder sugar and the juice of 1/2 lime and whisk until smooth.
  • Add a few tablespoons of powder sugar if your icing is to thin
  • Pour icing into piping bag and pipe on a flower onto the cookies.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg