Orange Spice Cookies

31 Oct

This is definitely my go-to cookie recipe as soon as the cooler months roll in. I know the recipe says to let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack but to be honest, I can’t resist taking one as soon as they are cool enough that I won’t burn my fingers… and you know what? They are absolutely yum! The mixed spice seems to warm your insides like a big foodie hug. They are also super simple so they would be a great one to make with kids and you can make them when you have a spare minute and then pop them in the freezer for whenever you need them. Simple.

Orange Spice Cookies (Makes about 20 cookies)

100g butter, softened

200g caster sugar

1 egg

zest of 1 orange

225g self raising flour

2tsp mixed spice

  • Preheat the oven to 190ºc/375ºf and grease 2 large baking trays.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and orange zest and beat again until smooth and incorporated.
  • Sift in the flour and mixed spice and mix in until it forms a soft dough.
  • Tip it out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a big sausage shape. Wrap in tin foil or baking parchment. Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hrs or for up to 2 weeks or put in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • After the dough has been chilled, unwrap and cut into fairly thin slices. Arrange on the two baking trays, spaced wide apart as they will spread slightly when cooked.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-12mins. Don’t over cook as they will go crunchy instead of chewy if you do. Let cool on the tray for 5mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Then munch away with a nice cuppa!
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