Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Orange butter cookies

I prepared these orange cookies for Christmas. I had some remainder raisin soaked orange juice while preparing the fruit cake and also some orange peels. I thought of bringing out a new kind of Christmasy cookie with my Shrewsbury butter biscuit recipe. I prepared it in round shape for Christmas. Then on Christmas morning I found this beautiful 101 cookie cutter set under our Christmas tree, which I was admiring for a long time. I am so surprised and happy to see hubby dear presenting me this, which I wished secretly. I couldn't control my eager to try new cookies and gladly prepared another batch for hubby and his friend.

Orange butter cookies for Christmas.

Xav presented me this beautiful wilton 101 cookie cutter set for Christmas.

Flower cookies.

Star cookies.

Star cookies for New year.

My version of Orange Shrewsbury biscuit / cookie:
This is an eggless cookie.

Butter - 1 stick (8 tbsp)
Icing sugar - 1/2 cup
baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Ap flour - 1 1/4 cup
salt - a pinch
orange juice - 2 tbsp
(Orange juice concentrate can also be used)
orange peel powder - 1 tsp
orange food color - 2 pinch
candied orange peel - 3 tbsp
dry ginger powder - 1 tsp

Preheat the oven to 350 degree C.
Mix butter and sugar in mixing bowl to get a creamy texture.
Sift together salt,baking powder, orange peel, ginger powder and flour.
Add everything together, knead and make a dough like chapathi dough.
Make a soft dough.The dough should be slightly sticky on your finger.
(adjust flour and sugar to get the dough consistency). Add few tsp powdered sugar if needed.
Keep in refrigerator for 15 minutes to make it easy to roll.
Place between wax paper and roll into 1/2 inch thick sheet and cut into desired shape.
Place an aluminium foil / parchment paper on a cookie tray. Arrange them on the baking tray and bake for just 6 to 8 minutes in 350 deg C.
Remove the biscuit once it starts leaving the tray. It will be soft while hot, then gets the correct rigidity after cooling.
Let it cool completely and store in air tight container.
Orange Butter biscuit is ready!

Makes 20 round or 35 (2 inch) small star cookies approximately.


Nithu Bala said...

Wow! your cookies make me drool..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

ooo... love these starry cookies. look perfect for the New Yr...

kittymatti said...

yummy!!! :) :)

Aarthi said...

cookies look delicious

Chitra said...

Very nice post . I love orange cookies. bookmarked ur shrewsberry :)

amrita said...

yummy yummy

Unknown said...

Cookies looks crunchy and delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

Yum yum, cookies looks super cute and delicious,lovely shapes.

Rachana said...

I love citrus flavoured bakes. These cookies look yum!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

cookies look simply stunning and delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year...super delicious cookies....

Sravs said...

wow cookies look so beautiful !! perfectly done !!

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Cynthia said...

Happy New Year, Viki.

VineelaSiva said...

Happy New Year and the Orange cookies looks very yummy and perfect.