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Orange Zest Sugar Cookies (+recipe) by claremanson Orange Zest Sugar Cookies (+recipe) by claremanson
Gluten free orange zest sugar cookies with a sprinkle of sugar on top. Perfectly refreshing for a hot sunny day. Firstly you get a overly buttery melt in the mouth followed by the tasty range zest with a great after taste. The scent of them during baking and after is just amazing.

The amount of cookies you get obviously depends on the size of cutter you use but I made around 25 cookies with a 2inch cutter. If you don't want to use all the cookie dough, refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to one month.

RECIPE
200g unsalted butter, cubed, cold (not margarine!)
150g sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
300g plain/all purpose flour or gluten free flour
Zest of 2 oranges
Extra sugar for sprinkling.

STEPS
1. Mix together all the ingredients to form the dough then leave for around 15-20minutes to firm up in the fridge.
2. Pre-heat oven to 180oC. Roll out your dough and cut to what ever size and shape you like.
3. Bake for around 10 minutes size depending. Once the edges start to colour slightly remove from oven.
4. Sprinkle a little sugar over the cookies straight from the oven else the sugar will not stick.
5. Leave the cookies to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before attempting to remove them as at this point they are still soft and will break.
6. Serve straight away for maximum freshness or store in a container for up to 2-3 days.

If you like you can add dark chocolate chips to the dough, dunk the cookies in melted chocolate etc once cooled but you will need to add extra orange zest to the dough else you will not taste it.


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:iconyuki-the-trickster:
Yuki-the-Trickster Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Sounds great but... how can I convert these?
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There are lots of conversion sites if you search on google.
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:iconyuki-the-trickster:
Yuki-the-Trickster Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
ok thanks
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Nelah Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Love this cookies! They´re soooo tasty (because I added speciel ingredients - me....I scraped myself over again when obtaining the zest...) However, thanks for sharing, it´s always pleasure to try one on yours recipes Worship 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:rofl:
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   General Artist
This sounds amazing... I like the idea of chocolate in it too, orange & chocolate belong together!
Thanks for sharing :)
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've got most of those ingredients and a whole bunch of extra oranges... :idea:
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:iconbundle-w:
bundle-w Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
These cookies look delicious! Would it be too much trouble for you to indicate the measurements in terms of cups?
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:iconthedirestraits:
thedirestraits Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
180 Celcious is 350
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I never work in cups so I don't know them, there are some conversion websites around the internet you could use.
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
they look great!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
you are welcome!
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:iconmariaalex:
mariaalex Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
oranges are the love of my life:)))
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I only ever like them at Christmas for some reason, maybe a sentimental thing!
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:iconmariaalex:
mariaalex Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
ooh that's great...I like them everytime
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:iconcrysa91:
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great way to use up orange zest!! You have now idea how  hard it is to find practical ways to use up ingredients like this without making more of your initial dish. w00t! 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Using up ingredients is where most of my ideas come from the majority of what I bake! I hate waste!
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:iconcrysa91:
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do too and now I won't have to throw out the extra zest. Now if only I could find someone to take the extra cookies so that I don't eat them all.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well if you can't find someone you can always freeze them! Either the dough or the cookies after baking for a month or two :)
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:iconcrysa91:
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know you could freeze cookie dough. Makes sense though.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, it's easier to make them into balls or a log which can be sliced before freezing :)
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:iconcrysa91:
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. Thank you!
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Photostuff1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Photographer
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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:iconalexyorim:
alexyorim Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconermahgerdplz: EHRENGERS, MER FERVERET FRERT!!!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Delish ^_^
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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OneKindOfMaxx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I have a batch of these in the oven right now... the dough was DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recipe :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you enjoyed it :)
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:icononekindofmaxx:
OneKindOfMaxx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Yep... I can confirm... DELICIOUS!
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:iconlady-lena-lafaye:
Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo set up. They sound and look delicious!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, they made a nice light and refreshing change :)
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:iconangealgirl777:
AngealGirl777 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They look good! May I try this out?
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
of course :)
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:iconangealgirl777:
AngealGirl777 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you! I love trying new cookies!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
me too :)
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:iconiamkathybrown:
iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seems simple enough... I will definitely try this at home!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
enjoy :)
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:iconpepikaboo:
pepikaboo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
i don't usually like orange flavored things but... i wouldn't mind trying this...
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nor do I unless it's chocolate but this was a nice change, very subtle and refreshing for a hot day :)
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:iconpepikaboo:
pepikaboo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
hmmm... maybe i'll try it... but with lemons instead ^_^
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have done lemon cookies before, they are just as lovely :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :) How are you?
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok thanks Clare :) A bit busy, and not been able to get on-line much the past couple of weeks, so trying to get through my mail!

Apart from baking....and well received recipes, how's you?
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm ok thanks Gina, the weather has been so wonderful over the holidays so been out and about as much as possible while it lasts! We got a new pet too, a hamster named Moriarty, Sarah almost cried she was so happy!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Indeed :nod: It's been lovely for a change. I would say I was trying to make the most of it, but
our garden was a right state, so have been out there for 4 days sorting it :lol:

Hows little Moriarty?...and how did you come up with the name?
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