Grapefruit and White Chocolate Cookies

A dip of creamy white chocolate balances the bite of grapefruit in Yossy's cutout cookies.

Grapefruit and White Chocolate Cookies
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
32 cookies


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar

  • 2 tablespoon finely grated grapefruit zest

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon fresh grapefruit juice

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 4 - 6 ounce white chocolate, chopped

  • Decorating sugar or sea salt flakes (optional)


  1. Combine butter, confectioners sugar, and grapefruit zest in a large bowl. Beat on medium until smooth and creamy, 2 minutes. Add egg yolk and grapefruit juice; beat until just combined.

  2. Sift flour, cornstarch, and salt into butter mixture. Mix on low until almost combined. Use a rubber spatula to stir until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Dust work surface with flour. Working with half of the dough at a time, roll to approximately 1/4-inch thick; cut out using desired 2-inch cookie cutter(s). Reroll scraps. Place on prepared sheets.

  4. Bake cookies until edges are golden, 9 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheets.

  5. Place chocolate in a small glass bowl and melt in microwave in 20-second bursts. Dip cookies in melted chocolate or drizzle over cookies. If desired, sprinkle with decorating sugar or sea salt flakes. Let cookies stand until chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes. Makes 32 cookies.


To store: Layer cookies in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 24 hours, or chilled up to 3 days; freeze plain cookies up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
6g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 0%
Folate, total 10mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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