Friday, 25 January 2008

Orange Cookies

Weekend, lovely weekend! Time to relax and regroup, time to read, watch TV ( Australian Open Tennis Championships finals, yay!!), and try out some lovely recipes. :)

Today's recipe is, however, an old one I have used numerous times. It is easy and very basic and you can variate it in many ways. I have used this recipe to bake date cookies and coconut cookies (If you try these, use 1/2 to 1 dl finely chopped dates or coconut flakes respectively and only 2 desilitres of wheat flour), but the other day I found this lovely Danish orange marmalade at my corner store and simply had to use it to make orange cookies!

Orange Cookies

1 egg
100 g unsalted butter
0,5 dl granulated sugar
3 dl wheat flour
0,5 dl potato flour
3 heaping tablespoons orange marmalade
0,5 teaspoon vanillin sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder

1. Preheat the oven to 175 C.
2. Cream the unsalted butter and sugar together in a bowl.
3. Beat in the egg.
4. Mix together all the dry ingredients and add to the dough.
5. Add the orange marmalade and mix again.
6. Prepare a baking sheet. (I always use greaseproof paper when baking cookies.)
7. Take about a tablespoon of dough at a time and mould it into little flattened balls between your palms.
8. Set the balls onto the prepared baking sheet.

9. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Don't bake too long or you'll get stones instead of cookies! :) These cookies are rather pale even when ready.
10. Let cool.
11. Enjoy as such or with some orange marmalade!


aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Oooooh, yummy! They are very delicately coloured, aren't they? So different from most cookies. So - what did you think of the women's final??

Cinnamonda said...

Hello aforkfulofspaghetti!

Yes, the colour of these cookies is maybe best described as "natural white". If you wait for them to become golden, you will not be able to eat them as they will then be hard as stone!!
And the women's final then... Good quality tennis, a much better final than last year. Sharapova showed some great shots and deserved to win. Well, the men's final will be on next night and that might be a very interesting match...


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those cookies look beautiful and ever so perfect! A great recipe