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Citrus and Curry Leaf Shortbread Cookies recipe at Indiaphile.info
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Citrus and Curry Leaf Shortbread Cookies

A shortbread cookie with flavors of curry nad grapefruit zest for more depth
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: holiday cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Puja Thomas-Patel


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit orange, or lemon zest (I used grapefruit)
  • 1 tbsp finely minced curry leaves


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, using either an electric mixer or a handheld beater, beat the butter, powdered sugar, zest and curry leaves together on medium speed until well mixed and fluffy. About 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to low and add slowly add in the flour mixture until combined.
  • Divide the dough into half. Place each half onto a sheet of parchment paper and roll into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Twist the ends and refrigerate the logs for at least one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the logs into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place the slices about 1 inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 15 to 17 minutes until the cookies are golden around the edges.
  • Transfer the cookies to wire racks for cooling.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg