Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Edible Christmas Gifts #2- Chewy Orange Spice Cookies

For my second Edible Christmas Post, I wanted to make some cookies!  These cookies are so delicious, they are almost gone within 24 hours.  In fact, I am eating one as I write this post :-) 

Chewy Orange Spice Cookies

3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp. orange zest
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup sugar

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In electric mixer, or using a bowl and hand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, molasses, orange juice and orange zest.  Mix until combined.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt together.  Gradually add to mixer until blended.  
  • Put sugar in a small bowl.  Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and roll in the sugar.  
  • Arrange the balls on a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.  
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until firm to the touch.  
  • Cool and enjoy!
*These cookies will keep well for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.  Great cookies to give as gifts because they will stay good for awhile!

These moist and chewy cookies are sure to be a holiday favorite!  

Package them in a small, clear bag and tie with a beautiful holiday ribbon, or nestle them in a box lined with parchment paper!

Be sure to check out King Arthur Flour's website for everything you need for your holiday baking!  Supplies, ingredients, packaging and more!  

Happy Baking!  


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