Grapefruit Tea Cookies Recipe

Grapefruit Tea Cookies Recipe

How To Make Grapefruit Tea Cookies

These zesty tea cookies are filled with grapefruit flavors, from the zest to the juice. The granulated sugar on the icing gives them a nice slight crunch.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • tspgrapefruit juice
  • ½cupmilk
  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened
  • ¾cupwhite sugar
  • 1egg
  • 1tspgrapefruit zest,grated
  • ¾cupwhite sugar
  • ¼cupgrapefruit juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

  2. Mix 1½ teaspoon of grapefruit juice into milk in a small bowl, and set aside for about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mash the butter with ¾ cup of sugar until creamy and well combined, and beat in the egg and grapefruit zest until thoroughly combined.

  3. Beat the milk into the butter mixture about 2 tablespoons at a time, alternating with the flour mixture, until the dough is smooth. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until set and very lightly browned. Cool on racks.

  5. Make glaze by mixing ¾ cup sugar with ¼ cup grapefruit juice. Brush glaze onto cooled cookies; let stand until glaze is set.


  • Calories: 97.87kcal
  • Fat: 3.41g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.00g
  • Fiber: 0.21g
  • Sugar: 10.42g
  • Protein: 1.11g
  • Cholesterol: 13.87mg
  • Sodium: 65.80mg
  • Calcium: 7.83mg
  • Potassium: 20.15mg
  • Iron: 0.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 30.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.97mg
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