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Clementine Cookies

Clementine Cookies are made from the basic sugar cookie dough. These quick and easy cookies are delicately flavoured with fresh clementine juice and zest.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine International
Servings 55 small cookies


  • cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter approx. 200g
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp clementine zest
  • 3-4 tbsp clementine juice
  • Extra Sugar for rolling


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Prepare the baking trays either by lining them with parchment paper or lightly greasing them with butter.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together into a large bowl.
  • Add butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cream them together either using by using a spatula or hand held electric whisk or mixer.
  • Cream till it becomes soft and creamy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla extract, zest and juice. Mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture.
  • Using your hand, mix gently and form a dough. Once all the ingredients come together in the form of a dough, leave it. Don’t over mix.
  • Take a tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball.
  • Add extra sugar into a small bowl or plate.
  • Roll the ball in it.
  • Place on the baking tray.
  • Repeat the above steps with the remaining dough.
  • Make sugar you place the rolled balls at least an inch apart, as the cookies with spread out during the baking time.
  • Bake them for 10-12 minutes or until the sides or bottom are light golden in colour.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven.
  • Allow the cookies to rest on the baking tray for 5 minutes.
  • Place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container till required.


  • Can replace clementine with any other citrus fruit.
  • Add chopped nuts, dried fruits or chocolate chips.
  • All the ingredients must be at room temperature.
  • Replace the egg with ¼ cup plain thick yogurt for egg free version.
  • Use coarse sugar or coloured sugar for rolling the cookie balls.
  • To roll the dough out flat and cut into shapes using a cookie cutter, chill the dough in the fridge for 45-60 minutes. Cover it with cling film.
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