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Tangerine Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Tangerine Vanilla Sugar Cookies

A crispy and chewy tangerine vanilla sugar cookie that is perfect for citrus lovers!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chewy cookies, cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 cup butter cold, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons fresh tangerine juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons tangerine zest
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for at least 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs, tangerine juice, vanilla extract, and tangerine zest. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix just until combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Drop dough by the spoonful on to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. For larger cookies, aim for 11+ minutes. For smaller cookies, aim for 9 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid over-baking.
  • Optional: When removing cookies from oven, sprinkle with sugar and top with extra tangerine zest.