It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! My favourite Christmas smells that bring me straight to holiday mood are cinnamon, freshly baked cookies, and orange. So I prepared a recipe that will bring festive joy to you, too! Orange Crescent Cookies are made with buttery cookie dough with squeezed orange juice and orange zest. They are very easy to make (15 minutes to prepare the dough). Optionally, you can dip them into melted chocolate and sprinkle with orange zest.
Orange Cookie Dough
- 565 g flour
- 200 g powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 15 g baking powder
- 225 g butter
- 2 eggs
- Orange zest from 1 orange
- Squeezed orange juice from half an orange
Mix dry ingredients: flour, powdered sugar, and baking powder. Add softened butter, eggs, and vanilla essence. Thoroughly wash the orange and add the zest to the mixture. Cut it in half and squeeze juice from one half. Add it to the dough and knead. Then let rest in fridge for at least half an hour to one hour so it will be easier to shape the cookies.
Make small balls in size of a walnut and gently press them with hands. Set them on baking tray, covered with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes on 180° C.
If you want the chocolate drizzle, melt chocolate with butter and stir. Pour the mixture into piping bag and decorate your cookies.
Enjoy the festive season!
While baking cookies, I always use powdered sugar instead of regular one because I want to avoid the white sugar being crispy in cookies.