Quiz question: Things that normally happen if you have some left over egg yolks:
A) you throw them out
B) you create an entirely new cookie recipe
Well, guess what the answer is in my case 😉
So here they are: my newly created orange cookies! They are a little bit inspired by what is called Terrassenplätzchen in German, but they lack the jam. Luckily, they turned out nicely: I really like the unusually strong orange taste and the texture is also just like a cookie is supposed to be.
If you try to bake them at home, don’t be irritated by the texture: it might take some time for the crumbles to stick together, just keep on kneading 😉
300 g flour
150 g sugar
150 g margarine or butter
2 organic oranges (the zest)
1 tsp baking powder
3 egg yolks
200 g powder sugar
Freshly pressed range juice
Knead together flour, sugar, margarine, orange zest, baking powder and egg yolks to a firm dough. Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least half an hour. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Then roll out the dough and use to differently sized cookie cutters, to cut the cookies. Make sure you have the same amount of large cookies as of small cookies. Transfer the cut cookies to a sheet and bake them for 10 minutes until lightly brown. Let them cool down on a cooling rack. Carefully add orange juice to the powder sugar to make the icing, it should not be too liquid. Brush the larger cookies with the icing and place the smaller cookies in the middle. Let the icing dry over night.