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Iced Orange Cookies

Iced Orange Cookies – Deliciously soft, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are perfectly infused with orange, and topped with a sweet orange glaze. These cookies make for wonderful gifts on special occasions!

Iced Orange Cookies

Iced Orange Cookies

I absolutely LOVE orange flavoured snacks and desserts!

If you’re a fan too, then this recipe is for you.

These cookies are incredibly soft, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth. They are infused with orange, and generously topped with a sweet orange glaze.

They’re absolutely wonderful, and make for delicious edible gifts, or an addition to your Christmas cookie tray.

Looking for more orange recipes? Check out my Chocolate Orange Bark, Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake, and my Blueberry Orange Scones.

Iced Orange Cookies

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

For the Cookies:

  • Unsalted butter: You’ll want this partly melted. Just add it to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until the butter is just about half melted.
  • Orange extract
  • Vanilla extract
  • Orange zest
  • Icing/powdered sugar: Using icing sugar instead of caster or granulated sugar makes for a more soft, delicate cookie.
  • Cornflour/cornstarch: We’re using more cornflour than flour in this recipe to achieve a wonderfully soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Salt

For the Icing:

  • Icing/powdered sugar
  • Unsalted butter: Melted.
  • Orange extract
  • Orange zest
  • Milk

How to make Iced Orange Cookies

To make these cookies, simply grab a large mixing bowl and whisk together the butter, orange extract, vanilla, zest, and sugar until creamy and combined.

Add the cornflour, flour, and salt, and mix to form a smooth, soft dough.

Roll the dough into small 0.8oz balls (or use a small cookie scoop), and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until firm and just starting to colour around the edges (they’ll still be very pale).

Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the icing, grab a medium mixing bowl and mix together the icing sugar, butter, orange extract, and zest until smooth and combined.

If the icing is too thick, add the milk. If too runny for your liking, add more icing sugar.

Spoon the icing on top of the cooled cookies, and sprinkle on some extra orange zest.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Iced Orange Cookies
Iced Orange Cookies

These Iced Orange Cookies are:

  • super quick and easy to make
  • incredibly soft, buttery, delicate, and melt-in-your-mouth
  • infused with orange
  • topped with a sweet orange glaze
  • perfect for sharing and gift-giving

How long will these cookies last? These cookies will stay fresh kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these cookies? Yes, they also freeze well (unfrosted) for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Want to make the cookie dough in advance? Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake straight from frozen.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

Iced Orange Cookies
Iced Orange Cookies

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Iced Orange Cookies

Iced Orange Cookies

Yield: 22 - 24 cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Deliciously soft, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are perfectly infused with orange, and topped with a sweet orange glaze. These cookies make for wonderful gifts on special occasions!

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, partly melted
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3/4 cup (93g) icing/powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (187g) cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1 cup (125g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Icing

  • 2 cups (250g) icing/powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

For the Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat, and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, orange extract, vanilla, zest, and sugar until creamy and combined.
  3. Add the cornflour, flour, and salt, and mix to form a smooth, soft dough.
  4. Roll the dough into small 0.8oz balls (or use a small cookie scoop), and place on the prepared baking tray.
  5. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until firm and just starting to colour around the edges (they'll still be very pale). Allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Icing

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the icing sugar, butter, orange extract, and zest until smooth and combined.
  2. If the icing is too thick, add the milk. If too runny for your liking, add more icing sugar.
  3. Spoon the icing on top of the cooled cookies, and sprinkle on some extra orange zest.

Notes

Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. They also freeze well (unfrosted) for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake straight from frozen.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Lisalia

Friday 15th of October 2021

Yummy! This sounds perfect for the autumn time and winter - all the citrus makes my family so happy!

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