Barb and I are eating cookies for breakfast.  Hard not to do with these delicious treats in the house!

grapefruit crinkle cookie sandwiches

While browsing Pinterest a couple months ago I came across a recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies at Lauren’s Latest.  So yummy!

The second time I made them I tried grapefruit instead of lemon, made them mini sized, and sandwiched some grapefruit icing between two cookies.  Wowsers!

We keep these cookies in a plastic container in the refrigerator because they are AMAZING chilled. They would be perfect for your next bridal or baby shower or as an Easter treat!

Grapefruit Crinkle Cookies
Yield: 2 dozen regular sized, 4 dozen minis or 2 dozen sandwiches

  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 t grapefruit zest
  • 1 T grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/8 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar



Let butter soften on counter or be impatient like me and stick it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Cream butter and sugar together using your mixer. Add vanilla, egg, zest, and juice.IMG_0001

Stir in (by hand) salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour until just barely combined.
Start with 1/4 C of powdered sugar in a pie plate (you may need up to 1/2 cup).  I like using a pie plate because it contains the powdered sugar better than a regular plate.  More kid and Megan friendly!IMG_0004Roll dough into balls (half dollar sized for regular cookies, quarter sized for minis) then roll in powdered sugar. IMG_0007Bake at 350° on greased cookie sheets for 9-11 minutes for regular sized cookies, 6-8 for the minis. Let cool on tray for 3 minutes then move to wire rack.grapefruit crinkle cookies

Grapefruit Icing

Combine 2 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 C powdered sugar, 1 1/2 T grapefruit juice, and 1/2 t grapefruit zest. I added a drop of red food coloring for the pretty pink. Do not ice until cookies are completely cool, or else you will have slip sliding cookies on your hands 🙂IMG_0011

For more of this month’s wedding ideas check out The Wedding March Round 2