Sunday, March 9, 2014

D's Grapefruit Sugar Cookies

D really wanted to use his Star Wars cookie cutters today. So, while Jake and R were out working on the never-ending Tech Challenge project, we started with Aunt Tiffy's Sugar Cookies. Then D put his own twist on it by adding grapefruit zest and swapping out the vanilla extract for freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

Aunt Tiffy's Sugar Cookies...with D's Twist
2 3/4 C flour
1 t baking powder
1 t fleur de sel
3/4 C butter, softened
1 C organic granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 T freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
zest from 1 organic grapefruit

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside in a bowl.

Beat butter and sugar until creamy.  Add eggs, grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice and mix.  Gradually add flour mixture, mixing completely.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill dough for at least 2 hours. Roll out between two pieces of parchment paper. Shape them with your cutters, using flour to keep them from sticking.

Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 9-11 minutes, depending on size of cookies.

Cool completely on wire racks. You can glaze your cookies...or we just ate them the way they were. The grapefruit lent the cookies a nice, subtle taste that he didn't want to mask with more sugar. Woohoo! Thanks for the great starting point, Tiff. We will make these again for sure!

1 comment:

  1. I never would have imagined grapefruit juice in cookies, but if there are lemon cookies, then grapefruit cookies seem like a winner too! Thanks for sharing. These sound yummy and I hope to try them this weekend!