Citrus Butter Cookies

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Recipe

 

 

2 cups (4 Sticks) Salted Butter, Softened
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1-1/2 cup Sugar
2 whole Large Eggs, Separated
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4 cups All-purpose Flour
3 Tablespoons Orange, Lemon, And Lime Zest (approx 1 Tablespoon Each)
2 Tablespoons Orange, Lemon, And/or Lime Juice (2 Tablespoons Total)

Icing
3 cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
2 Tablespoons Orange,
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Lemon,
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And Lime Zest

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Juice Of 1/2 Lime
Juice Of 1/2 Lemon
Dash Of Salt
Extra Zest, For Decorating
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar until combined.
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Add egg yolks
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and mix until combined (set whites aside for the icing.)
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Add the zest and the flour
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and mix
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until just combined, then add juice and mix until combined.

Scoop out heaping teaspoons of dough, then roll them into balls
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between your hands. Place on a cookie sheet

I had Normy help me with this…
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and bake for 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and keep on the cookie sheet for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the pan with a spatula and allow to cool completely before icing.

To make the icing, combine 1 egg white with the rest of the icing ingredients. Whisk thoroughly until combined, adding either more powdered sugar or more juice until it reaches a pourable but still thick consistency.
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Drizzle the icing across the cookies in several lines, then do it again in the other direction. Sprinkle with extra zest before the icing sets.

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