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Delicious Orange And Cinnamon Shortbread Recipe

Updated on February 23, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

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Try these easy homemade cookies for special occasions

Welcome to my shortbread recipe! Everyone loves homemade cookies and when it comes to special occasions, it's worth spending a little time and effort to make something extra delicious. We all like a treat every now and then and baking cookies can be one of them. When you do so, at least you know what has gone into them and can ensure that you feed your family only the best ingredients. With this shortbread recipe, these delicious orange and cinnamon cookies offer the fresh, aromatic taste of real orange mixed with the warming spice of cinnamon, resulting in a light, buttery shortbread that melts in your mouth and leaves you begging for more.

The art of home baking is threatened to extinction with the easy and cheap mass-produced, shop-bought cookies, but recipes such as these offer hope that tantalizes the taste buds and reminds you that there really isn't anything quite as good as "mother's home cooking."

So get your aprons on and warm the oven up. The house will soon be filled with the aroma of these delicious treats that will provide the perfect welcome for your next guest.

Cookies are often called biscuits in England.

Cutting out the dough and placing on baking tray
Cutting out the dough and placing on baking tray | Source

Getting Started

Set the oven to Gas 4 (180C/350F) and lightly grease a baking sheet.

Ingredients

  • For the shortbread: Sift together 4oz (125g) plain flour and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • Rub in 2 1/2oz (75g) butter until the mixture binds together into a ball.
  • Add 1oz (30g) soft light brown sugar and zest of 1/2 orange.
  • For the filling: 1 1/2oz (45g) butter
  • 3 oz (90g) icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice.

Instructions

  1. Roll out the shortbread dough on a floured surface to 3mm thickness and cut out 24 rounds or squares with a 3-4cm round or square cookie cutter.
  2. Place on baking sheet and bake in centre of oven for 12-15 mins until edges just start to tinge brown.
  3. Remove to a wire rack until completely cool.
  4. Beat the filling ingredients together, adding the juice last.
  5. Spread this onto a cooled biscuit and place another biscuit on top to sandwich it.
  6. Dust with icing sugar.
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Filling The Cookies- before putting them in your cookie jar- if you can before they get eaten!

Filling The Cookies- before putting them in your cookie jar- if you can before they get eaten!
Filling The Cookies- before putting them in your cookie jar- if you can before they get eaten! | Source

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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I love the way these cookies look. You might have trouble convincing someone they are not store bought!

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      @Sher Ritchie: Result - FANTASTIC! Its a new family favorite. THANKYOU!

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      Delicious - I've printed it so I can make it next time I'm baking. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very yummy looking lens, thank you indeed!

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      Using Mexico Vanilla gives everything a sweeter, stronger vanilla flavor and is much better than vanilla found in the grocery store. It is especially good in Belgin waffles and when it is missing, they just do not taste the same.

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      Christine Hulme 6 years ago from SE Kent, England

      This recipe makes 24 cookies which are sandwiched together to make 12 small ones for which you do need 4 ounces of flour. It is a tried and tested recipe- enjoy!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hmmm.. 4.5 ounces of flour for 24 cookies... and at the start you say 12 cookies in the recipe 24 cookies... this recipe is wrong...sorry

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Yum! My hubby loves everything cinnamon. I will have to try making these shortbread cookies.

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      Wow, these look delicious and easy, too! Can't wait to try them.