These easy delicious Orange Cookies are buttery and slightly crunchy. The perfect snack or anytime treat. Made with fresh orange zest and juice. Your new favourite Cookie Recipe.
Easy Orange Cookies
I love cookies, but then who doesn’t? They are quick and easy to make and most of the time, the kids can help too. Especially now when they are probably getting bored and yeah Moms and Dads too!
So why not pass some time and make these delicious Orange Cookies, the recipe makes 20 so it’s not an exaggerated amount. Eat a few and enjoy.
How to make Orange Cookies
In the mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter until creamy.
Then beat in the egg and yolk, add the juice and zest and beat.
Add half the flour and salt, combine, then add the remaining flour and combine with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Move the mixture to a lightly floured flat surface and quickly knead to form a compact dough. Form into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Place on a prepared cookie sheet, sprinkle the cookies with brown sugar and bake. Let cool before serving.
Can I use a food processor or mixer for the whole recipe?
If you have a stand up mixer, then the recipe could probably be completed using the flat spatula, beat until almost combined then move to a lightly floured flat surface. The food processor would be used the same. You may need a tablespoon or two of extra flour.
When are the cookies done?
The cookies should be baked for about 8-10 minutes or until the borders starts to darken. Of course time also depends on the oven. Some are more some are less in time of baking.
How to store them
The cookies should be stored in an air tight container and kept at room temperature. They will keep for up to three days. Stored in the fridge in an air tight container they will keep for up to a week.
How to freeze them
The cookies should be stored in an air tight freezer safe bag or container. They will keep up to three months.
How long can cookie dough be refrigerated
Unbaked cookie dough should be wrapped in plastic and placed in an airtight bag. It will keep about 7-10 days in the fridge. It can also be frozen in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 9 months. To thaw the dough place it in the fridge for a few hours and let it thaw gradually.
So if you are looking for a different type of cookie to try, why not give these delicious Easy Orange Cookies a try and let me know how it goes. Enjoy and take care.
Easy Orange Cookies
- 1/2 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons butter (softened) (125 grams)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (lightly packed) (100 grams)
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- zest of 1/2 an orange
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (sifted) divided (235 grams)
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (you could also use cane sugar)
- In the mixing bowl on medium/low speed beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Then beat in the egg and yolk, add the juice and zest and beat to combine.Add half the flour and salt and combine, then add the remaining flour and combine with a wooden spoon or spatula. (or if using a stand up mixer and flat spatula or food processor, then continue to combine with this, but just until combined).
- Move the mixture to a lightly floured flat surface and quickly knead to form a compact dough. Form into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
- Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Place on a prepared cookie sheet, sprinkle the cookies with the brown sugar, while the oven is preheating refrigerate the cookies, then bake 8-10 minutes or until the border starts to turn golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet then move to a wire rack to cool completely, enjoy.
- Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). Line 1-2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.