*If you use unsalted butter then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt
1largeegg white (lightly beaten with a fork)
decorations if you wish such as chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit or even sprinkles.
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!
You could substitute the orange zest with lemon or lime or even vanilla or almond extract 1/2 - 1 teaspoon.