Star Ruby Grapefruit Sugar Cookies with Icing

Star Ruby Grapefruit Sugar Cookies with Icing
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Classic sugar cookies get a boost of tangy flavor and rosy blush from Star ruby grapefruits. Add a luscious frosting made with white chocolate and grapefruit, and the humble cookie becomes an upscale treat. Perfect for weekday lunches or weekend brunches.
Star Ruby Grapefruit Sugar Cookies with Icing
Print Recipe
Classic sugar cookies get a boost of tangy flavor and rosy blush from Star ruby grapefruits. Add a luscious frosting made with white chocolate and grapefruit, and the humble cookie becomes an upscale treat. Perfect for weekday lunches or weekend brunches.
Ingredients
Cookies:
Icing:
Servings:
Instructions
Cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Very lightly grease a light colored baking sheet.
  2. Add the granulated sugar and grapefruit zest to a large bowl. Using the back of a spoon, or your (clean) fingers, work the zest into the sugar until it is evenly distributed. The oils from the zest should start to flavor the sugar.
  3. Now add the butter to the bowl, and beat until the mixture is flight and fluffy in texture.
  4. Add the eggs one by one as you continue to beat.
  5. Now add the grapefruit juice, beating until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  6. In a separate bowl, measure the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir together to evenly distribute.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients one-third at a time, stirring until just combined between additions.
  8. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for about two hours.
  9. Once the dough is chilled, take a tablespoon full, and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball to form a cookie.
  10. Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes. They should be only slightly browned around the outside edges.
Icing:
  1. Melt the white chocolate chips slowly over a medium low setting in a double-boiler, or in a microwave.
  2. Once it is fully melted, remove from the heat and partially cover, leaving a space open for it to cool slowly as you prepare the rest.
  3. Combine the sugar and butter in a large bowl until the mixture is smooth and fluffy in texture.
  4. Beat in the grapefruit zest.
Recipe Notes

Note: You’ll need 2 to 3 Star ruby grapefruits to get enough zest and juice for both the cookies and icing.

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