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Adapted from Alex Goh's Orange Shortbread, from his book "Joy of Making Cookies"
Ingredients (makes about 25 cookies)
100g unsalted butter
1 tbsp orange juice
zest of 1 orange, finely grated
170g plain flour
- Follow the steps as per how you would make shortbread cookies. (You may wish to reference this video in Joy Of Baking, however there is no need to chill the dough.)
- Roll the cookie dough between 2 plastic sheets to 0.5 cm thickness, and cut out the cookies with cookie cutter. Prick some holes with a fork.
- Bake at 170C for 20 to 25 min until golden brown.
- If you find the dough too dry or crumbly, in addition to the 1 tbsp orange juice in the recipe, you may add orange juice a few drops at a time until you achieve the right consistency and the dough comes together.
- I used 3 types of cookie cutters - a regular one, Winnie the Pooh cookie cutter and Eeyore cookie cutter. I only pricked holes for the cookies cut by the regular cookie cutter.
This is a very simple and easy shortbread recipe that even new bakers can attempt. I did not take many fotos as I had to leave briefly for 30 min after the cookies were baked and by the time I returned, gosh, my kiddies had finished all the cookies all by themselves, leaving none for me! I dunno whether to be happy or sad when my boy came up with an empty cookie box and said to me "Look, mummy all finished! "
I am submitting this post to "My Treasured Recipes - Alex Goh (June/July 2014)" hosted by myself, Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.
I am linking this post to Little Thumbs Up (June 2014 - Butter) organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Mui Mui of My Little Favourite DIY and Jozelyn Ng of Spice Up My Kitchen.
Also linking this post to Cook-Your-Books #13 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.