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Citrus Butter Cookies

Citrus Butter Cookies are a simple twist on my Grandma’s best ever sugar cookies.  These cookies are buttery, melt in your mouth deliciousness with a hint of vanilla and citrus.  Perfect for baking and sharing for the holidays!
Citrus Butter Cookies Recipe for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015 from Miss in the Kitchen

Citrus Butter Cookies

Once again I’m joining up for the ultimate in holiday fun: The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  Put together by the every thoughtful and talented Julie of The Little Kitchen and Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil.

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Citrus Butter Cookies Recipe for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015 from Miss in the Kitchen

My Grandma’s Sugar Cookies have always been my favorite.  I had lunch with her just before Thanksgiving and I was pretty thrilled when she handed me a plastic bowl filled with them. I enjoyed every last crumb- still my favorite.

We also love these Lemon Curd Cookies  for a quick and easy dessert.

Recipe for Citrus Butter Cookies for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap from Miss in the Kitchen

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Citrus Butter Cookies from Miss in the Kitchen

Citrus Butter Cookies Recipe for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015 from Miss in the Kitchen
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5 from 1 vote

Citrus Butter Cookies

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings: 48 -50
Author: Milisa


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar + 1/4 cup for smashing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fiori di sicilia extract citrus and vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter, oil and sugars together with an electric mixer, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and extracts and mix until well combined. Add flour, salt and baking powder and mix well.
  • Scoop dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a greased or lined baking sheet about an inch apart. Dip a fork or glass into reserved 1/4 cup of sugar and smash cookie balls into a circle.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack to cool.


  1. 5 stars
    These cookies were amazing, melt in your mouth delicious! The citrus was really intense and wonderfully unexpected. Usually citrus stuff can be so mild but these went bang! Love this recipe and thank you for the lovely cookies that were packaged so beautifully! Merry Christmas!

  2. I was so excited to get cookies from you!!!! These were my daughter’s favorite cookies this year! She actually took one sleeve of them and hid them in her room 😉 She’s been begging me to make them over the holidays – so thank you so much!!! <3 Happy Holidays, sweet lady!

  3. These were awesome!!! I’ve never heard of that extract either and now I need it! Super great taste. I was so excited to see a package from you, it totally made my day. And I noticed that you only got to cookies! Me too, that third person must have had us both 🙂 I hope you are doing well friend. You should come to SLC in the spring for the Everything Food Conference. Pretty please!

  4. I love and adore citrus–these cookies look so darn delicious! I can’t wait to try making em’! <3

    Kathi was one of my matches! 😀 Whatta small world!

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