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

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

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

Directions:

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.





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  1. The cookies look so special...wish you and yours a peaceful and joyful holiday season!

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  2. this is the second orange cookie i've seen today! i had no idea the citrusy flavor was such a hit during the holidays, but you don't have to twist my arm to convince me--these look great!

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  3. Oh I agree, they look beautiful!

    Merry Christmas :)

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  4. The orange flavor is fantastic! Happy holidays!

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  5. What an easy cookie recipe...I'm bookmarking this.

    Your photos are always so nice : )

    Happy holidays!

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  6. those are just so pretty. you make such elegant things.

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  7. Have fun w/ the children..Have a memorable happy holiday season..It was a pleasure "meeting" you this year~The cookies look yummy!

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  8. Love the sprinkling of sugar on top. It looks very elegant for sure. And the orange is perfect! Love, love, love citrus.

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  9. What an angelic cookie!

    Happy Christmas to you and the family!

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  10. These look so delicate and delicious! I like the orange zest in them! Enjoy your holiday and time with our kids!

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  11. they do look spectacular. So wintery and pristine. have a great time with family! I will be bookmarking this recipe.

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  12. Have a wonderful christmas time with your children and some relaxing days. The cookies look wonderful. I love their shaping especially.

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  13. Such sweet and delicate looking cookies. I love cookies like these. Have a happy Christmas and a hapy new year!

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  14. They look lovely...and I can imagine the scented and lovely citrusy flavours...Love the pearl sugar topping! kitchenbutterfly.com

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  15. Merry Christmas helene. Your family is lucky to have you spoil them with such wonderful treats. Have a great time with the children over the holidays! These are beautiful cookies. I love orange in baking, and I love the glaze & sparkling sugar!
    Miss you on twitter!
    xoxo

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  16. Gorgeous cookies Helene. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and happy holiday. With everyone home, I know you will.
    Sam

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  17. So nice to have all the family together. Have a very happy Holiday! I know everyone is going to enjoy all your delicious dishes...including these gorgeous cookies.

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  18. The cookies look gorgeous. BTW, I made your caramel fudge...and was it delcious (beyond belief!)--thank you. And...Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  19. The cookies look gorgeous. BTW, I made your caramel fudge and was it delicious (beyond belief!)--thank you!
    Happy Holidays to you and your whole family.

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  20. Bonjour Hélène, je te souhaites à toi aussi de très Joyeuses Fêtes ainsi qu'à ta famille et une très belle année 2010.
    Je suis heureuse d'avoir fait ta connaissance via la bloggosphère.

    Au plaisir de te revoir.
    Josée xx

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  21. Marvelous cookies!

    Happy Holidays and all the b est for the New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  22. These cookies look great! Merry Christmas!

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  23. Love orange cookies, in fact i love citrus flavors Merry Christmas for you and family

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  24. Your new cookies look beautiful. Have a wonderful time with your family and I wish you all the best and a happy 2010!

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  25. Those cookies look great. I love their presentation, and they sound so tasty too!

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  26. The cookies look so pretty and sparkly. Beautiful! Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years to you all at your house. So happy that all of you got to spend Christmas together. I can just imagine how special you made everything for everyone.

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  27. They look really delicate! So prety! Happy holidays!

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  28. What elegant looking cookies. They look so dainty and pretty. I bet the orange flavor shines through brightly and deliciously!!

    Enjoy your time with the children!

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  29. They are so pretty! Hope you guys had a lovely holiday.

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  30. Your cookie looks so beautiful especially with the sparkling sugar on top and what a great idea to use orange flavouring.

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  31. hope you had a lovely season and an exciting new year waiting for you!
    Love the delicate cookies!
    Ronelle

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  32. MArvelous...fantastic looking cookies.Loved ur blog:)
    Nithya Praveen
    http://thefoodielovers.com

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  33. I somehow missed this recipe before Christmas Helene. I know you had a fantastic holiday with the kids. Have a safe and fun New Year. ENJOY!!!!

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  34. Happy new year Helene to you and your family. Thanks for a wonderful year of great recipes.
    Sam

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  35. Bonsoir Hélène, je te souhaites une très belle année 2010 que du bonheur, de la santé et de l'amour.

    Bises.
    Josée

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  36. Happy New Year 2010 to you and your family, Helene!

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  37. Helene, those cookies look heavenly..Hope you had a great time with your children. I am sure they enjoyed your special cooking for them. Your blog is really such a visual treat.

    Happy new year to you and your family!

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  38. Those cookies sounds delicious. Have a wonderful 2010 !!!

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  39. Hey Helene,

    Wish you a very Happy New Year ...
    I'm always big on simple food, and these cookies looks like just the thing i'd love to make :)

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  40. Very pretty and very elegant. Happy New Year!

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  41. These are just so elegant. I love the sparkly sugar topping. They would be instantly addictive in my house!

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  42. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Helene! I hope you've been enjoying your time with the kids! :)

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  43. They not only sound good, but look most delicious.

    A very Happy New Year too.

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  44. Great photos and such lovely flavours! Bravo and happy New Year!

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  45. so pleased to find a popular pin with local origins! We live on the South Island now but I lived in Parksville/Nanoose for years :o} this one is going to my must make soon list, Happy New Year!

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  46. How many cookies does this recipe yield?

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    1. It depends of the cookie cutter you are using, it will be more than 45 cookies. Happy Holidays!

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