Orange Christmas Cookies

Orange Christmas Cookies

Christmas is only in a few days. Today my two oldest children are flying from Ottawa to Comox Valley. We can't wait to see them and spend the Holidays with them. I have been preparing for their visit for a month now. I'm going to cook their favorite meals and bake their favorite treats.

This is a new cookie recipe this year. We baked them during a baking class at the Military Family Resource Centre in early December. I'm sharing the recipe because they are not only delicious but they look great on a cookie platter.

If you like dessert as much as we do here are some that are a hit in my kitchen:

caramilk fudge

date squares

molasses cookies

Orange Christmas Cookies

Orange Christmas Cookies

250 grams unsalted butter at room temperature
125 grams sugar
pinch of salt
3 eggs
1 orange, zest
500 grams all-purpose flour

150 grams icing sugar
2-3 tbsps orange juice, fresh


1- Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add salt, eggs, orange zest and flour. Combine until you have a nice dough. Wrap the ball into a plastic paper and cool in the fridge overnight.

2- The next day roll out the dough and cut out with your favorite cookie cutters shape.

3- Place the cookies on baking tray with parchment paper.

4- Bake in a preheated over at 375F for about 10 minutes. Cool the cookies.

5- Mix glaze ingredients together. Spread the glaze on each cookies and decorate with sparkling sugar.

orange christmas cookies