Glazed Citrus Doodles

Photo: Mike Krautter
36 cookies

These glazed citrus doodles marry sweet and tangy flavors perfectly, for a mouthwatering cookie that is sure to please.


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest, plus 2 tablespoons juice (from 2 oranges)

  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus 3 tablespoons juice (from 2 lemons)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter, granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon orange zest, and 2 teaspoons lemon zest and beat on medium-high until pale and fluffy, 3 minutes, scraping down bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture; beat to combine.

  2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place, 2 inches apart, on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges are lightly golden, 12 to 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks and let cool completely.

  3. Whisk together remaining tablespoon orange zest and 2 teaspoons lemon zest, citrus juices, and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Dip the top of each cookie in glaze to coat. Let set 1 hour.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.

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