7th Day Cookie – Citrus Meltaways

We have had a few different flavors this 12 days of cookies so far. I’m sure you’ve noticed A LOT of them are going to have chocolate in them, #notsorry! 😉 This is the first citrus cookie of this year’s 12 days of cookie tradition. There is a pick between different citrus fruits or you can combine if you are daring. We went with orange because it is our favorite citrus flavor and it reminds us of the Christmas season. Since I was little my dad would always bring home a case of oranges during Christmastime. He got the tradition from his dad.

Excuse me while I go eat a whole bunch of these coin size treats. Comment below with which citrus fruit you would try this recipe with!


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. orange, lime, and/or lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp. orange, lime, and/or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


In a large bowl beat butter for 30 seconds on medium. Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar, the citrus zest and juice, and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in flour, cornstarch, and salt

Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 10-inch roll. Wrap each in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill 3 hours or until firm enough to slice.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a sharp knife, cut rolls into ¼ inch slices. Place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or just until bottoms are golden. Cool on cookie sheet 4 minutes.

Place 2 cups powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add warm cookies, two or three at a time; toss gently to coat. Cool on a wire rack.

*Recipe is courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens*


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