This is a recipe I make a lot! I think this is the only recipe for cookies I use so much not only for the tastiness of it but also because it is so easy. It needs few and always in hand ingredients and just a whisk and a bowl. The only tricky and time consuming is to shape the cookies. But it is also the fun part.
These orange cookies are perfect for snack either at home or at work. They have no eggs, no milk and no butter so are suitable for all of you who don’t eat milk and its products and suitable for all of you who are careful about fat in your diet. A no regrets and filling snack.
Although it is a very quick and easy recipe there are some things that you have to be careful about. The first one is the flour. The recipe calls for 800 gr flour but the exact amount depends on the type and the brand of it. Add as much flour as it is enough for the dough to be soft but not sticky and easy to be shaped. It might take a little more or a little less. If you add too much flour the cookies will be hard.
Another thing is the baking time. Bake at 175°C for 17-18 minutes but because every oven is a different one with its own characteristics and “peculiarities” (I don’t know if this expression is the right one but I think you understand what I am trying to say) be careful not to over-bake them. In this case they will be hard too.
Last but not least is the cooking oil you will use. I have tried sun oil, corn oil and olive oil over the time and my conclusion is that olive oil is the best for that recipe. It gives crispiness and tastiness that no other cooking oil does. So please use olive oil.
These orange and cinnamon-scented cookies are crispy, tasty, easy and they can be your everyday companion!
- 800 gr all purpose flour, sifted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 cup orange juice
- zest of 2 oranges
- 1 spoonful of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 shot of brandy
Preheat the oven at 175°C.
In a big bowl whisk together the sugar and the olive oil until the sugar is dissolved.
Add the orange juice, the zest, the cinnamon, the brandy and the baking soda.
Whisk again until well combined.
Add half amount of the flour and the baking powder and whisk again.
Slowly add the rest of the flour kneading with your hands until you get a non sticky dough.
Be gentle with the dough and don't overwork it.
Take small amount of the dough and roll it into a rope.
Shape the rope into a circle or bend it in half and twist it.
Place the cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 17-18 minutes.