Zingy Orange Cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan oven/200ºC/gas 6. Grease 2 baking trays.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg yolks and the vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Stir in the orange zest and then the flour. Mix to a stiff dough.
  4. Make about 20 small balls and place them on the trays. Give them a squash down.
  5. Place in the oven for 12 minutes until slightly browned.
  6. Once cooled, mix the icing sugar and enough orange juice together to make a fairly stiff icing. Put a blob on each cookie and then shake over with a few sprinkles.


  • 180g softened butter (measure using packet)
  • 1⁄2 mug/135g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • grated zest of an orange
  • 1 1⁄2 mugs/225g self-raising flour


  • 1 mug/185g icing sugar
  • juice of an orange sprinkles






prep time

20 minutes

cook time

12 minutes



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