Citrus cookies

Keeping up with the Christmas thematics of homemade gifts, I bring you yet again another batch of  delicious and oh so easy to make cookies. These are infused with lemon and orange peel and they are so aromatic and favourful you will not believe it!!

They're quite basic to make, and yu can choose different types of cutters, with different shapes, to make it even more festive. They're a bit crumbly when you bite, and you'll be hit with a smack of lemon or orange as soon as the cookie hits your tastebuds. I find them to be more of a grown up version than my previous recipe of chocolate chip/ vanilla cookies.

To make thes cookies you need:

  • 350 gr flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 gr butter
  • 175 gr sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 50 ml milk
  • zest of one lemon and zest of one orange 

Mix the flour with the baking powder on a smooth surface and make a hole in the middle. Place the rest of the ingredients on that hole, and slowly add the flour, kneading the dough gently until it's smooth and silky. Divide the dough into two, and to one add the orange zest and the other the lemon zest. Wrap it up in cling film and take it to the fridge for 30 minutes. Once it's chilled for that amount of time, roll the dough into about 3mm thick and cut the shapes you want. Bake in a pre heated oven at 170º c for about 12 minutes. Once they're cooked, leave them to cool off on a wrack, and you'll be delighted with the scent they will infuse on your kitchen. These you can use to gift grown ups with no children, but if my son is any example, kids will like them too.


  1. que bom aspeto, parecem bem boas! tenho que arranjar uns cortadores assim natalícios, dá logo outro ar às bolachas!

  2. oh outras maravilhas que para além do mais têm mesmo aspeto de serem tão saborosas.
    boa semana; babe!

  3. Gostei muito do blog e do post :) O que achas de seguirmos os blogs uma da outra?
    Este é o meu:


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