Sumo Citrus® Citrus Cookies

These cookies are the perfect balance of rich buttery with light and fresh thanks to the fresh Sumo Citrus.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes: 18 servings

Author: Emily Daniels @wholesomehedonista

The Sumo Citrus adds a delicious juicy sweetness to the cookie dough and adds an extra pop of citrus flavor to the glaze. They have a crispy outer layer and a melt-in-your-mouth middle. 

Bring these to your next gathering and watch as your friends swoon at the first bite. After all, tasting is believing!



2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 

1 tsp baking powder 

1 cup salted butter (2 sticks), softened 

¾ cups sugar 

1 large egg

1 tbsp Sumo Citrus zest 

1 tbsp Sumo Citrus Juice 


1.5 cup powdered sugar, sifted 

1 tbsp salted butter, melted 

2-4 tbsp Sumo Citrus juice 

Sumo Citrus zest for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
  2. In a small bowl, mix together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy for 3-4 minutes. Beat in egg for 1 minute. Mix in zest and juice until just combined. Mix in flour and baking powder mixture gradually on low until just combined. 
  4. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto cookie sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. If you want a flatter cookie, flatten slightly before baking. 
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. 
  6. Let cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely then top with icing. 

For the glaze: 

  1. In a bowl whisk together powdered sugar, butter, and juice until smooth. 
  2. Spread over the top of cooled cookies. Let set for 20-30 minutes. 
  3. Top with zest and enjoy!


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