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Crunchy Twisted Cookies

These Crunchy Twisted Cookies are perfect anytime, with a slight orange flavour they are delicious as a breakfast, snack or even dessert cookie. So good, you can’t stop at one!

twisted cookies on a snowman dish

This is another of my Mom’s cookie recipes that I found but I actually don’t remember her ever making them, and it’s too bad because I am sure they would have been a big hit. These cookies are an easy recipe that bake up crunchy and buttery with a slight orange flavouring. I am sure a cookie that everyone would like.

How to make them

In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, butter, zest, yolk and salt, beat on low just until mixed.

mixing the ingredients in a silver mixing bowl

Beat on medium speed for about 3-4 minutes. Roll pieces of dough into a small rope, cross the ends over and place on the prepared cookie sheet.

dough combined and pieces of dough rolled into a rope and twisted

Brush the ropes with egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Add some shopped candied fruit or even nuts or chocolate chips as decorations.

twists on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet before and after baking

Bake until lightly golden. Cool the twists on the cookie sheets.

Can you add a different flavouring?

If you don’t like orange zest then you could add lemon or lime zest or even leave out the zest and add a little vanilla flavouring or why not some almond flavouring?

cookies on a plate with a milk jug in the back ground

How to store them

The cookies should be stored in an air tight container and will keep at room temperature for up to a week. If they are refrigerated they should keep for up to 2 weeks. They can also be frozen and will keep for up to 2 months in a freezer safe bag or container.

More Delicious Christmas Cookies

So if you are looking for a simple cookie to make for the the Holiday Season or anytime, I hope you try these Crunchy Twisted Cookies and let me know how they are. Enjoy!

up close twisted cookies on a white plate

twist cookies on a snowman plate with a milk jug in the back ground

Crunchy Twisted Cookies

Rosemary Molloy
These Crunchy Twisted Cookies are perfect anytime, with a slight orange flavour they are delicious as a breakfast, snack or even dessert cookie.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 103 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • zest of 1 orange (less if you prefer)½
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 pinch salt*

*If you use unsalted butter then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt

    EXTRAS

    • 1 large egg white (lightly beaten with a fork)
    • decorations if you wish such as chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit or even sprinkles.

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). Line 1-2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    • In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, butter, zest yolk and salt, beat on low just until mixed. Then beat on medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
    • Roll pieces of dough into small 6 inch (15cm) ropes , cross the ends over and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
      Brush the ropes with egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Add some shopped candied fruit or even nuts or chocolate chips as decorations.
    • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool the twists on the cookie sheets, then move to a wire rack or plate. Enjoy!

    Notes

    You could substitute the orange zest with lemon or lime or even vanilla or almond extract 1/2 - 1 teaspoon.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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    8 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Rosemary – this is a fun recipe! Came together easily and the shaping didn’t take long. Once I had them on the baking pan I was called away so I covered the pan and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours. The cookies baked up fine and taste really good.
      Thanks for another great recipe.

      Sheila

    2. 5 stars
      Love all your recipes. Made the gingerbread and the sugar cookies and the kids went nuts. Loved them. Now I’m going to try these. Thx for sharing your delicious recipes

    3. 5 stars
      Those look delicious, and I love how you added extra crunch with the coarse sugar crystals. What a perfect little Christmas cookie.

    4. 5 stars
      These cookies sound delicious and look so festive! Happy to be sharing recipes with you today! Wishing the best for your family this holiday season.

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