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Grapefruit Sugar Cookies

Whenever I make cookies Eric complains unless they are classic chocolate chip. Earlier this week, I decided to make grapefruit sugar cookies. As expected, Eric complained about my choice of baking. After a few bites my husband ate his words. These cookies turned out to be so delicious that he loved them.


I am telling you, this little recipe may be one of my favourite cookie recipes of all time. I nearly had to whip up an extra batch because we ate them so fast, I barely had a chance to photograph the final product. Word of warning… these little cookies taste so delicious because they are filled with a crazy amount of butter. So much butter, that they should probably be called butter cookies. 

Do you have any plans for the weekend? I started started a new crochet project and a new t.v. show last night! I intend to spend much of the weekend watching Sherlock and crocheting my newest project. I started working on another baby blanket. I figured I should probably start making a blanket for my baby. 

I am also hoping to spend sometime working on my calligraphy skills! I am a total beginner, and here is a little taste of my progress to-date.

calligraphyLooks more impressive than it actually is! I am currently working on tracing a set of letters. Getting my hand used to the motion and the consistency of the ink. In a lot of ways calligraphy is more like painting than writing. 

Grapefruit Sugar Cookies
2014-01-25 09:02:01
Yields 30

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  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 Tablespoon grapefruit zest
  6. 2 1/2 cups flour
  7. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 Tablespoon milk
  10. 1 Tablespoon fresh grapefruit juice
  11. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  12. 1 package of light cream cheese, softened
  13. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  14. 2 cups powdered sugar
  15. pinch of salt
  16. fresh grapefruit juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in vanilla, egg, and grapefruit zest.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to mixer and combine. Add milk and grapefruit juice, and stir until completely incorporated.
  3. Roll dough into Tablespoon-sized balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are just beginning to turn golden on the edges. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  4. To make the icing, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth and well mixed. Add vanilla. Add powdered sugar and salt. Stir. Mix in fresh grapefruit juice one tablespoon at a time until the icing reaches a spreadable consistency. I used 2 tablespoons of juice.
  5. Spread cream cheese icing over the cookies once they have cooled completely and enjoy!
Adapted from Lulu the Baker
Adapted from Lulu the Baker
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