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Published: 5 Dec 2012      

10 minutes

These Christmas Orange Cookies are a perfect little gift or just some home made treats to decorate you tree, these cookies are delicious and beautiful.



140 grams                   Golden Icing Sugar

0.50 tsp                      PureOrange Extract

1                                Egg yolk only   

250 grams                  Butter cut into small cubes        

375 grams                  Plain White Flour sieved            

0.50 tsp                     Cinnamon ground          

0.50 tsp                     Cardamom, ground

Additional Ingredients:

                                 Writing Icing     

                                 Green Designer Icing     

                                 Coloured Choc Beans    

                                 Silver Balls 


How to make Christmas Orange Cookies

  • Place the icing sugar, orange Extract, egg yolk and butter into a food processor and pulse until well combined.
  • Add the flour, cinnamon and cardamom and mix to a firm dough.
  • Shape the dough into two flat discs and wrap in cling film.
  • Chill for 20-30 minutes
  • Heat oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5.
  • Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick and stamp out the cookies, using your chosen Christmas cutters. If you are using a template, cut around the template with a knife for each cookie.
  • Place the cookies onto the baking sheet.
  • Using the tip of a skewer cut a small hole in the top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden
  • Lift the biscuits onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Decorate the cookies with the selection of icings.
  • If you are using sprinkles, make sure you sprinkle them while the icing is still wet so they stick we. If you do this on a piece of greaseproof paper you can collect the sprinkle that did not stick ad pour them back into the container


  • These make lovely little Christmas gifts.
  • Make sure you let the icing set before you place in a cellophane bag or gift box