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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Citrus Slice Cookies ... Summer Time Cookies

My next try for a slice cookie was for these ones I found on Betty Crocker.  The watermelon cookies I featured yesterday were easy and a piece of cake compared to these. LOL I mean really I thought it would be easy enough but they were a pain and I was happy to be done with them ... hehe.  But they were cute and the people at our family reunion really enjoyed them.

I used Americolor Electric Yellow Food Coloring and Electric Orange Food Coloring.  I found yellow sugar at Hobby Lobby but couldn't find orange so I mixed a little food coloring to coarse sugar.

cup unsalted butter, softened
cup sugar
teaspoon vanilla
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
Dash salt
Grated peel from 1 orange (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
teaspoon orange extract
Yellow and red liquid food color
Grated peel from 2 lemons (2 to 3 teaspoons)
teaspoon lemon extract
Orange and yellow sanding sugar
  • On work surface, shape dough into a ball. Divide into 3 equal portions. Return one-third of dough to bowl; beat in orange peel, orange extract and drops of yellow and red food color until orange color is consistent. Remove dough from bowl; cover with plastic wrap.
  • Clean bowl; add another one-third portion of dough. Beat in lemon peel, lemon extract and drops of yellow food color until yellow color is consistent. Remove dough from bowl; cover with plastic wrap.
  • Leave remaining one-third of dough plain; cover with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate all dough portions 1 hour.
  • Shape each portion of tinted dough into a roll about 5 inches long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter; set aside. On lightly floured work surface, roll plain dough into a rectangle. Place roll of orange dough on plain dough. Roll plain dough in a single layer around orange dough. Cut away excess dough; reserve for yellow dough.
  • Place orange sanding sugar on plate; roll dough log in sugar until completely coated. Wrap sugar-coated dough log in plastic wrap; refrigerate. Repeat process with lemon dough, remaining plain dough and yellow sanding sugar. Refrigerate dough logs at least 4 hours.
  • Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • Cut chilled logs into 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick rounds. With back edge of knife, score “segment” lines into each round, making only indentations (do not go all the way through). Cut rounds in half; place on cookie sheets.
  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Remove cookies from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.

The cookies made:

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  1. Oh yikes that hard? They look adorable though worth the effort.

  2. These are so stinkin cute...and sooo fun!

  3. Replies
    1. I thought they were pretty good. I used a lemon extract that was just ok. But the orange I bought a flavor at Hobby lobby that was VERY yummy!

  4. Perfect summer cookies! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  5. These turned out really cute, Alexis! I'm always truly amazed at your amount of talent. Thanks for sharing them with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Link Party:)


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