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Grapefruit Tea Cookies

Grapefruit Tea Cookies

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
J. Brooke

J. Brooke

My mother originally made these in her culinary arts class in high school in 1975 and they were made with lemon. I love the lemon but I wanted to make these and realized I didn't have any lemons so I used what I did have, grapefruit. They turned out wonderful! I bet they would be good made with oranges too. The glaze is different from your regular iced cookie with the granulated sugar giving a nice texture on top. Yummy!

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  • Calories:
  • 98 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 16g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Mix 1 1/2 teaspoon of grapefruit juice into milk in a small bowl, and set aside for about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mash the butter with 3/4 cup of sugar until creamy and well combined, and beat in the egg and grapefruit zest until thoroughly combined. Beat the milk into the butter mixture about 2 tablespoons at a time, alternating with the flour mixture, until the dough is smooth. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set and very lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on racks.
  4. Make glaze by mixing 3/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup grapefruit juice. Brush glaze onto cooled cookies; let stand until glaze is set.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Reviews

MomDiana
11

MomDiana

4/11/2011

5 Stars from me! These are wonderful. My brother was thinking about cutting down his grapefruit tree, but these cookies will change his mind. I upped the flour to 2 cups and they turned out perfect. By the way, I also graduated high school in 1975, and lemon tea cookies were big then, but these are great. Thanks.

Aliesha
6

Aliesha

5/4/2011

These were delicious! I had to bake them at 325 because my oven runs hotter than normal, but great recipe!

trixie88
5

trixie88

5/3/2012

Really good and easy, cake-like cookies. I used a red grapefruit and doubled the zest and added a touch more juice because it's so mild. They came out perfectly. Delicious! I'm going to try them with Lemon for Mother's Day. :0)

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