Orange Cookies

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These cookies taste so delicious and crunchy, they have this wonderful orange scent and flavour, my son even helped me to make them. He used raisins to make faces on some of them. The orange cookies were a lot of fun to make. I think the cookie dough yielded about 25 cookies, I'm not quite sure because the cookies seem to have disappeared, so I never really got a chance to count them.

2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup (8oz) butter (room temperature)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoon orange rind
2 tablespoon orange juice

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheets.
  • In a large bowl add flour, salt and baking powder and stir.
  • In another bowl cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg yolks, orange juice and orange rind to the creamed butter and sugar and beat with mixer.
  • Gradually add flour to the creamed butter and sugar mixture and mix the ingredients until it forms a dough.
  • Form the dough into 1 inch balls and slightly press with the palm of your hands and flatten to about 1/2 inch thick and place them on greased baking sheets 1 inch apart.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 14 - 20 minutes.
  • Place on a cooling rack.