Orange Biscuits with Orange Icing

    35 minutes

    These are beautiful Russian biscuits often served as a Christmas treat. If you love orange, you have to try these!

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    Serves: 18 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 170g copha
    • 3/4 cup (190g) white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 2 cups (300g) icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
    2. Mix together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. Stir 1/2 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon zest into the flour mixture.
    3. Cream copha and white sugar together. Mix egg into the sugar mixture thoroughly. Slowly blend flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased baking tray.
    4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
    5. Make the icing: Mix icing sugar and 2 tablespoons butter together until smooth. Pour 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1 teaspoon orange zest into the sugar and butter mixture, mix well. When the biscuits have cooled spread the icing generously over the tops of the biscuits.

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    I love them and will be making them again.  -  22 Dec 2016


     -  13 Aug 2011


    After reading other reviews about how the cookies spread out strangely, I made the dough into small balls and cooked them in batches of 6 as I tested sizes, I made the balls of dough slightly bigger until they were at a decent size and I could start with larger batches. My husband took them to work for his coworkers (along with Mrs. Siggs Snickerdoodles) and they were an absolute hit. They were thick and moist as some reviewers complained (personally I rather liked it, it was a nice change from the other Christmas cookies I made this year), but the frosting was a very nice touch (and very pretty as well!). I also followed another reviewer's advice and did not mix the zest in with the frosting but sprinkled it on after I had frosted the cookies: it made a very pretty and colorful presentation. I will definitely be making these again.  -  08 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)