Homemade Grapefruit Peel Powder


I have been keeping grapefruit skins over the months in my freezer.

Now I have enough grapefruit skins to make grapefruit peel powder 🙂

1. Place the grapefruit peels in a large saucepan and cover with water.  Set on the stove on high heat and bring to a boil.  Drain the water from the peels.

2. Place back the peels and add 4 tablespoons sugar and 2 cups water to the saucepan.  Cook until the peels are translucent.


3. Drain any remaining syrup from the peels.

4. Remove the white pith as much as you can.

5. Preheat the oven to 200 F.

6. Spread the peels in a single layer on parchment paper. Dry the peels in the oven until they are crisp and begins to curly. Let cool completely.


7. Place the cooled, dried peels in a food processor. Graind until fine powder  is formed.








Sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Almonds and Dried Cranberries


1. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks and vanilla.

2. Place flour, sugar, butter, and salt in the bowl of a food processor; process until mixture is the texture of coarse meal.

3. With motor running, add egg mixture to food processor.  Process until a dough forms.


4. Wrap the dough in plastic; chill until firm, at least 1 hour.

5. Preheat oven to 320F.  Roll to a thickness of 3/4 inch.


(When I roll a cookie dough, I put the dough between the plastic wraps, so I don’t need sprinkle the extra flour to prevent sticking.)

6. Cut dough with a ginger bread man shape cookie cutter; transfer to baking sheet.

7. Put an almond or a dried cranberry on the cookie man’s chest; fold his arms over the almond or the dried cranberry; make eyes with a small writing tube.


8. Bake until edges are firm, 12-15 minutes.  Cool 1-2 minutes on baking sheets.