Orange Star Cookies

Orange Star Cookies

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Easy Christmas cookies that taste wonderfully of orange. Make sure you grind the vanilla sugar and zest together well to get the best infused flavour.


Makes: 25 cookies

  • 300g butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • pinch salt
  • 180g sugar
  • 500g flour
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla sugar

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours45min 

  1. Beat together the butter, 1 tablespoon orange zest, salt and 180g sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the flour and knead into a smooth dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for two hours in the fridge. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  3. Roll out the dough to 1cm thick on a floured work surface. Cut out cookies with star shaped cutters and place on a lined baking tray. Bake 13-15 minutes until golden brown.
  4. In a bowl crush together the vanilla sugar with the 1 teaspoon zest until mixed well. Dip the cookies in the sugar while still warm.

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