Citrus Butter Cookies

Cuisinart original

Lemon really stands out in these cookies. They are delicious when paired with a cup of tea.


Makes about 95 medium-size cookies


3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed and at room temperature 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 large egg

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per cookie: Calories 39 (47% from fat) • carb. 5g • pro. 1g • fat 2g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 7mg • sod. 13mg • calc. 2mg • fiber 0g


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Put the flour and salt into a small mixing bowl. Whisk to combine; reserve. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and zest. 2. Using a Cuisinart® Hand or Stand Mixer fitted with the mixing beaters/paddle, mix until light and creamy. Add the vanilla, lemon juice and egg; mix until fully combined. Add the reserved dry ingredients and mix on low, until just combined. 3. Fit the Cuisinart® Electric Cookie Press with desired disc, as instructed on page. Load the cookie dough to the MAX fill line. Press cookie dough out onto an ungreased/unlined baking pan, about 2 inches apart. 5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges. Cool cookies before removing from pan.