clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Paska Cookies

  • Author: Cambria Rabel



1 cup butter, softened

½ cup sugar

Zest of half a lemon

Zest of half an orange

½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice

½ Tbsp fresh orange juice

1 large egg

2 cups flour


3 Tbsp butter, softened

1 cup icing sugar

½ tsp vanilla

3 tsp milk

Sprinkles for topping


Preheat the oven to 400.

Start by beating the butter until creamy. Then add the sugar and mix until just combined. Add the zest and juices and mix. Next, add the flour along with a beaten egg and mix until the dough begins to form clumps.

At this point, you can get your hands into it and bring the dough together (It may not seem like it will stay together, but just keep working at it until it does). Place on a floured surface and roll the dough out until it’s around a 1/4 inch in thickness. Using a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cut the dough and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Chill for about 20 minutes to help stop spreading.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. 

Make the icing by mixing together butter, sugar, vanilla and milk. Make adjustments to get a smooth spreadable consistency.

Once cookies are cooled, ice and top with sprinkles. 

Paska cookies. Yes, you read that correctly.

This recipe comes from our grocery manager’s sister, who dreamt of Paska cookies and decided to make it a reality. These soft, citrus flavoured shortbread cookies are topped with buttercream icing and sprinkles – making them reminiscent of Paska. I know Easter is coming up quickly, and most people are dreaming of that sweet fluffy bread, but I recommend you give these a try as they are a sure winner (of course, why not have both!).

Thank you Cambria, for sharing your original recipe with us!

More From Our Archives