Friday, October 27, 2006

Orange crispies, refrigerator cookies

On my search for a cookie that even I can bake, I found the following. And I must say, they are really really good. The orange flavour is there but not knocking you off your feet (which is in my opinion good), not overly sweet, with a crunch on the outside and a teeny bit soft on the inner. Now all I need is a pot of tea, a good novel or magazine and some quiet and peace of mind.... Can someone please keep those children away from me and my cookie-jar? Helloooo... To fill your "koektrommel" you'll need:
1 cup butter/margarine (200 gr), softened
1/2 cup sugar (95 gr)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar (ik gebruikte witte basterdsuiker)
1 egg
1 tbs grated orange rind
2 tbs orange juice
1/4 ts vanilla extract
2.1/2 cups all purpose flour (350 gr patentbloem)
1/4 ts salt (I used less)
1/4 ts baking soda
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, orange rind, juice and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, salt and soda; gradually add to the mixture. Stir in pecans.
Shape dough into 2 long rolls, 1.1/2" in diameter with the help of waxed paper. Chill 3 hours or until firm. Unwrap and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookiesheets. Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes (keep en eye on them, 8 is rather close) or until edges are lightly browned. Yield: 6 dozen!


  1. What a lovely koektrommel! And the koekjes too :) Yum.

    A few days ago I was walking through the brocante stores just before you get into the Jordaan and I saw a selection of old tins and some were pretty ones like yours.

    I was very tempted to buy them but then thought about the space I don't have and walked on.

    Love the recipe.

  2. Hi Karen, I always love orange flavour, if strong or not - it can blow me away in a positive sense. Oh I would love to fight for some peace and silence for you - if only you shared this wonderful cookie box with me (I mean the contents) ! Have a nice and peaceful time over your cup of tea plus cookies, angelika

  3. Hi Karen,
    I found your blog through Farmgirl's - I would love to be able to download your food, not just your recipes! Can you arrange that somehow? :) Seriously - I want to try everything I see!

    Is your cookie box metal or porcelain? I have my grandmother's six-sided metal one and I cherish it even though it's usually empty. Linda

  4. Hi Linda! Welcome to my blog! I'd love to send some of my things your way, but I'm afraid we'll just have to wait for "scratch and sniff" Internet. Wouldn't that be fun?
    Oh and the cookie box is metal, it served as cash-box during the annual jumble-sale, raising money for entertaining the children and elderly people during Carnival. We use all kinds of donated cookie-boxes and jars to keep the money in during the day...I parted with the money but bought this box!

  5. Mmmmm ... I love orange cookies!


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