Orange-Lemon Scented Cookies



  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar



  • Add butter and sugar to a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  • Beat in vanilla extract, and orange extract
  • Beat in flour, and corn starch
  • Mix in orange and lemon peel.
  • Shape dough into a about 6 – 8 inch log and wrap in a plastic wrap and chill for about 20 minutes to ½ hour
  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Cut log into about ¼ inch thick slices
  • Place them in an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or edges are lightly browned
  • Cool on wire rack for about 15 minutes
  • Add powdered sugar to a plastic bag and add the warm cookies and shake gently to cover them with sugar
  • Cool completely on wire rack
  • Yields: about 15 cookies

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