Citrus Drop Cookies

Harry and David sell these amazing citrus cookies that I love.  I’ve always wanted to make something like them, but never got around to finding a recipe.  Yesterday I stumbled on a recipe that looked like it would make some really good citrus cookies. Decided to try it tonight and tweaked it just a bit. It’s fairly easy, though it takes three separate bowls.  I’m waiting for the second batch to come out of the oven right now.

Citrus Drop Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • zest of 1 orange, 1 lime and 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp each of fresh orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice
  • powdered sugar

3 mixing bowls

Add butter, sugar, cream cheese and vanilla to mixing bowl and mix on medium until creamy.  Add baking soda and flour, mixing (by hand) well.  Divide batter between three bowls.  In one bowl, mix in lime zest and limejuice, in second bowl, orange and third bowl, lemon.  Mix well and drop by small spoonful onto a cookie sheet (you want them to be about the size of a quarter).  Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.  Dust with powdered sugar when cool.