Yield: 48 cookies

Orange, Lemon, and Lime Citrus Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Orange, Lemon and Lime Citrus Cookies- chewy, sweet cookies with citrus zest and rolled in sugar


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 lime, zested


  1. In a small bowl, zest all the citrus. Remove about 2 teaspoons of zest and place in a separate bowl. Add ½ cup granulated sugar to the 2 teaspoons of zest. Combine with a fork and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add butter and remaining 1 cup sugar. Beat for 1-2 minutes. Add egg and beat until combined. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until combined. Slowly add in zest.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll cookies into ¾-1inch balls. Then roll them in the sugar/zest mixture, coating generously.
  4. Place ball on cookie sheet and repeat. Using a flat bottom of a cup, press the ball slightly to form a disc. Repeat for all balls. I then pressed a little extra sugar on the tops of the cookies at this point (totally optional).
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.
  6. Store in a covered container for up to a week. ENJOY.


  • Zest. Each fruit will yield roughly 1 Tablespoon of loose zest. The orange may yield 2 Tablespoons.
  • Add more sugar just before baking. After flattening the cookies into disks, I like to sprinkle a bit more sugar on top. This is totally optional but helps compensate for any sugar that sticks to the bottom of the glass you used to press the cookies.
  • No grater? No problem. Use a sharp knife to cut the zest off of the fruit, then finely mince before using in the recipe. Use our tips and trick on how to zest a lemon.
  • Mix up the citrus. I love the flavor the citrus cookies have when I use an equal amount of orange, lemon and lime. Feel free to mix it up with different varieties of orange, meyer lemons or tangerines.
  • Storing. Keep the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They'll stay good for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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