Citrus Shortbread Cookies With Grapefruit Glaze

"I made ridiculously buttery citrus short bread with grapefruit glaze & grapefruit Paloma’s! Winter citrus is my obsession btw"
-- @rusticjoyfulfood
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Prep time 40mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 20-30

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For the Citrus Shortbread Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 heaping tablespoons citrus zest, I used lemon & grapefruit

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

For the Grapefruit Glaze


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons fresh ruby grapefruit juice


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    Cream the butter, sugar, zest and salt until fluffy. Mix in the flour until just mixed. Form into a log and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Slice into 1/4 inch thick discs and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely and glaze!

  • Step 4

    To make the glaze mix the sugar and juice until smooth!