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These orange cookies are so tender that they melt right in your mouth, and have an irresistible flavor. The cookie recipe is very easy, so you can make them yourself in a flash. The cookies with orange are perfect for snacking between meals, with coffee and tea or at Christmas. They will surely delight both you and your family and friends. A detailed recipe for the orange cookies with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found below.
World’s best orange cookies
These orange cookies are the tastiest among all that I have ever tasted. They are incredibly tender and so aromatic. They get their irresistible flavor from freshly grated orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice. Plus, the cookies are ready in a jiffy. For the recipe you only need a few common ingredients that you may already have at home.
Cookies with orange – not only for Christmas
Orange cookies are perfect for Advent, of course. But you can make them not only at Christmas. The cookies with orange taste delicious at any time, so you can make them anytime. To make them yourself, especially with kids, is also a lot of fun. Just snack on the orange cookies between meals or serve them with a cup of tea or coffee for dessert after dinner.
These cookies are
- incredibly delicious,
- with fresh orange,
- easy and quick to make from common ingredients,
- without too much sugar, or you can adjust the amount of sugar yourself,
- without additives, unlike many cookies from the supermarket,
- ideal for snacking in between, for dessert with coffee or tea and to take away,
- perfect as Christmas cookies,
- beautiful homemade gift from the kitchen, which also passes as a “last minute” gift, and especially sweet tooth is guaranteed to please.
How to make orange cookies: the recipe
You can find the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions for making the tender cookies with orange yourself below in the box recipe.
For the orange cookies you need
- baking powder,
- a little salt,
- of course freshly squeezed orange juice
- and orange zest.
The butter should be soft. So get it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before and let it sit at room temperature.
Add sugar and powdered sugar to roll the cookies.
How to make orange cookies: this is how it works
- Mix orange zest and sugar. Add softened butter and mix. Add orange juice, egg, salt and mix again. Add flour with baking powder, knead into a very sticky dough and chill the dough for 1 hour.
- Form small balls from the dough, roll first in sugar, then in powdered sugar and bake at 180 °C for about 10 minutes. Done!
Tips and tricks: this is how you succeed with the cookies
- Be sure to use only freshly squeezed orange juice and not bottled orange juice. This will make your cookies really aromatic.
- For the orange zest, use organic oranges.
- Instead of butter, you can use margarine. In this case, use organic margarine.
- Since different types of flour absorb liquid differently, use a little less flour at first and add more as needed to give your dough the right consistency. It should be very sticky, but not mushy and not too firm.
- Don’t bake the cookies too long. It is normal if they look pale after baking.
- Store the cookies sealed in a lunch box at room temperature. They will keep for about a month.
- To check if the cookies with orange are done baking, you should do a chopstick test. To do this, insert a toothpick briefly into the center of a cookie and see if it stays almost clean after you pull it out. If the toothpick stays smeared in raw dough, you still need to bake the cookies. If only a few juicy crumbs remain on the toothpick, the cookies are done. If the toothpick comes out dry, it could be that you baked the cookies too long and they end up tasting too dry.
Have you made these delicate orange cookies? I look forward to your result, your star rating and your comment below on how they turned out and tasted.
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Orange cookies / cookies with orange
- 100 g butter (room temperature)
- 1 egg
- 90 g sugar
- orange zest from 1 orange
- 40 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 8 g baking powder
- approx. 260 g flour
- approx. 20 g powdered sugar
- approx. 30 g sugar
- Mix orange zest and sugar.
- Add softened butter and mix.
- Add orange juice, egg and salt and mix again.
- Add flour with baking powder a little at a time and mix to make a very sticky dough. Cover the dough and chill it for 1 hour. It's best to use a little less flour at first so your dough doesn't get too firm, and add some more as needed. (Also note tips and tricks for baking these orange cookies at the top of the post).
- Shape the dough into small balls (about the size of walnuts), roll each ball first in sugar, then in powdered sugar, and spread the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving enough space between them.
- Bake the balls in a preheated oven at 180 °C for about 10 minutes. During baking, the balls turn into cookies.
- Use only freshly squeezed orange juice for the recipe, so that the orange cookies become really aromatic.
- Use organic oranges for the orange zest.
- Margarine will work instead of butter.
- Use a little less flour at first and add more as needed if the dough is too mushy. It should not be too firm, but very sticky.
- Do not bake orange cookies too long. It is normal if they look pale after baking.
- Note the detailed tips and tricks for making orange cookies at the top of the post.