Summery Citrus Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temp
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tbsp (1 1/2 tsp) baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
zest from one orange
zest from one lime
zest from one lemon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two or three cookie sheets with parchment paper. Combine zests and then combine 2 tsp of zest mixture with 1/2 cup sugar and mix well.
In a large bowl, beat butter and remaining 1 cup of sugar until pale and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Next, beat in egg until fully incorporated.
Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda to butter mixture and beat until dough begins to come together. Gently beat in the remaining zest mixture until fully incorporated. You can use your (clean) hands to mix the dough if needed.
Scoop out balls of dough (about 3/4 to 1 in wide) and roll into ball. Roll ball of dough in zest/sugar mixture from earlier, coating completely.
Place dough on prepared cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between each ball for spreading. Use the bottom of a glass (or your hand) to flatten the balls of dough slightly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, and do not overbake! They will look a little underdone – that is ok!
Let cool on pan for 2 minutes then gently remove to a wire rack to cool.
Adapted from Shugary Sweets