Citrus Ribbons

Citrus Ribbons

These citrus cookies have an extra twist with orange, lime and lemon components! Satisfy your citrus sweet tooth with these colorful and flavorful cookies.

60 min. prep time
60 cookies
656 Ratings


Base Dough

1 cup sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Orange Dough

1 teaspoon orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
2 drops yellow food color
1 drop red food color

Lemon Dough

1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 drops yellow food color

Lime Dough

1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
2 drops green food color


Combine sugar, butter and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide base dough into 3 equal portions. To first portion, add all orange dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. To second portion, add all lemon dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. To third portion, add all lime dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. (Doughs will be soft.)

Line 8x4-inch loaf pan with waxed paper or aluminum foil. Press orange dough in even layer onto bottom of lined pan. Top evenly with lemon dough, gently patting dough. Top evenly with lime dough, gently patting dough. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Lift dough out of pan and peel off waxed paper or aluminum foil. Cut into 1/4-inch slices; cut each slice in half forming 2x1 1/2-inch pieces. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 60

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 50mg

Carbohydrates: 7g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #7725©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Great little cookie!
These are very good! Very buttery tasting, nice citrus flavor, and a nice soft cookie. One thing...I did have to double the listed food coloring for the orange and yellow to keep things somewhat even I added one more drop to the green as well. These were a big hit. Will definitely make again!
Very pretty and surprisingly simple. I didn't have any limes handy but just doubling the juice seemed to do the trick.
I made these cookies last year for our family camping weekend and have made them again for this year's weekend. Nice, refreshing cookie.
I made these for a baby shower because I thought the pastel colors would be perfect for the occasion. I was right about the colors, but the taste was wonderful, too. I've shared the recipe several times already.
Taste like rainbow sherbert...wonderful for spring cookie tray.

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