Orange cookies

In this cold weather, these orange cookies are perfect with tea. They are very easy to make, so beginners can also give it a shot. Seven years ago, I found a recipe in a diabetic cookbook and I modified it. I love these cookies because they’re nice and smell great, and their orange flavour makes them real holiday snacks.


  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 120 g durum wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 85 g xylitol
  •  pinch of salt
  • 60 g cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1-2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice

Set 2-3 teaspoonfuls of the orange zest aside.

Put the flour, baking powder, salt, xylitol, butter, one egg yolk and orange zest – except for the 2-3 teaspoonfuls you’ve set aside – into a food processor, add 1-2 tablespoons of orange juice and combine.

Wrap the dough into cling film and put it in the fridge for half an hour.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Dust a rolling board or silicone sheet with flour, roll the dough to 3 mm thick and use cookies cutters to cut out shapes of your choice.

Transfer them to the baking tray. Mix the remaining one egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of xylitol, the orange zest you’ve set aside and 2 teaspoons of water, and brush the cookies with the mixture.

Bake them for 8-10 minutes.

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