Golden Citrus Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter ® Spread
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Zest from one orange or lemon or combination of both


  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 23 tablespoons juice from an orange or lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Put 3 tablespoons of the sugar in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Beat I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Spread with remaining sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla, scraping sides occasionally until blended.
  5. Gradually beat in flour, baking powder and baking soda until just combined. Stir in zest.
  6. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and arrange 3-inches apart. Dip bottom of a glass in water, then in reserved sugar and gently press onto balls to flatten into a circle.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Mix confectioners sugar and juice.
  2. Once cookies are cooled, dip tops of cookies in glaze letting excess drip off then place on wax paper or back on rack until glaze hardens.
  3. Store in an airtight container.