4 from 1 vote

Citrus olive oil cookies

Course Cookies
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 40
Author Rossella Venezia


  • 350 g flour
  • 3 g of baking powder
  • 1 large organic orange
  • 1 organic grapefruit
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 1 organic lime
  • 100 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 100 g of icing sugar
  • 1 beaten egg for brushing


  • In a bowl, add the baking powder to the flour and mix well. Keep aside.
  • Wash and dry the citrus fruit, then grate the zest and keep aside.
  • Squeeze the orange and collect the juice in a small bowl: it must be 120 g, if it is not enough add the juice of a lemon.
  • In a large bowl mix orange juice, olive oil, the egg yolk, the grated zest of citrus fruits and the icing sugar. Pour the flour, a little at a time, and mix until the dough has the texture of shortcrust pastry. Make a ball, wrap in cling film and keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it on a floured surface with a rolling pin until 3 - 4 mm thick. Cut out cookies and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the surface with a beaten egg and bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden.
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