Orange spice butter cookies

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

Christmas is the time of year to make flavorful butter cookies.We roll them. We cut shapes from them. We decorate them. I decided to add the flavors of the season to this cookie.It is a sweet and zesty spice butter cookie.These were a big hit with my friends and neighbors.
Merry Christmas!


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Serves:

24

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
softened unsalted butter
3/4 c
sugar
2 c
flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
cloves ground
1/2 tsp
ginger ground
1
egg yolk
1
zest of one medium orange
1 Tbsp
amaretto almond liquor,or other almond liquor
1 Tbsp
baileys irish cream(you can use 2 teaspoons of vanilla in place of liquors)

TOPPING

sliced almonds for garnish
1 c
colored vanilla candy melts,or white chocolate chips.
1/2 tsp
baileys irish cream ( can be omitted if desired)
1/2 tsp
amaretto or almond extract
1/2 tsp
orange zest

NOTE

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat the butter and sugar ,salt,Baileys Irish cream,and Amaretto together until smooth.
You can replace the Liquors with 2 teaspoons of vanilla if desired. Making the cookies kid friendly.
2
Mix in the egg yolk until combined well. Add the flour,
orange zest,Cinnamon,ginger,and cloves. mix to combine.
3
Add the flour,and beat until all ingredients are incorporated,and a big ball forms.
You can continue on ,and make the cookie dough my way,or you can simply roll dough out on to a floured surface ,and cut shapes out to bake.
4
take ball of cookie dough,and divide in half.
Make 2 logs from cookie dough 2 inches in diameter.
Wrap in saran wrap,and refrigerate until stiff enough to slice.
5
Slice dough in to 1/8 inch wide slices,and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degree's for 10 minutes,or until edges turn golden brown.
6
make white chocolate icing. Mix 1 cup of any color candy melts with 1/2 teaspoon of Amaretto,and 1/2 tsp Baileys Irish cream.
Add 1 tsp of shortening and microwave for 1 min. Stop microwave and stir at 30 seconds.
Remove and stir again. Make sure the chocolate is melted.
Add 1/2 teaspoon orange zest stir well. If you need a more liquid consistency. Just add a dash of milk.
7
Decorate cookies with icing. Put a small Dollop of icing on top of cookie.
Place the almond slices on the icing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy