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Orange & Lemon Wafer Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 4 dozen

These light citrus cookies go so well with a cup of coffee or tea after a heavy holiday meal. —JoAnn Belack, Bradenton, Florida
Orange & Lemon Wafer Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Thin orange or lemon peel strips, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, orange zest, lemon zest and extracts. In another bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. If desired, top with orange peel strips.
  3. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 42 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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