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Christmas orange cookies

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3.133 stars based on 15 ratings

These deliciously soft and chewy christmas orange cookies are so easy to make and a great gifting idea

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • ½tsp .5tsp Orange extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Orange extract
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  • 110g 4 oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 195g 7 oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • ½tsp .5tsp Cinnamon ground
  • ½tsp .5tsp Baking powder
  • ½tsp .5tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Candied peel

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5) and line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream together the butter and sugar until combined. Stir in the egg, orange extract and cinnamon and mix well.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 110g 4 oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • ½tsp .5tsp Orange extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Orange extract
    • ½tsp .5tsp Cinnamon ground
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Add the flour, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and mix until well combined, the dough will be quite stiff.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 195g 7 oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • ½tsp .5tsp Baking powder
    • ½tsp .5tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Add the candied peel and mash together until evenly distributed.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Candied peel
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Divide the mixture into 8 – 10 balls and place on a baking tray leaving about 8cm between each one.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Bake in the oven for 10-12 mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool and firm up before transferring onto a cooling wire to cool completely.