Get ready to make this “Orange Nut Cookies” Turkish-style, fail-proof and delicious! It is very sturdy, stays fresh for a long time, and perfect as a gift. With all these advantages it is my favorite cookie recipe I make at home. I will experiment with the dough 🙂 and will share both with and without egg version with you
Ingredients: (For About 20-25 piece)
- 125gr. butter at room temperature
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs (you can make it without too, has a more crumbly texture)
- 1 orange rind
- 1/2 juice of an orange (1/4 cup)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup each raisin, hazelnuts, or walnuts
- 1/2 cup corn starch (optional)
- 1 heaped tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 package vanilla powder or vanilla essence
- about 4 cups flour
How To Make Turkish Style Orange Cookies
- Grate the orange rind. In a mixing bowl add butter at room temperature, sugar and the orange rind. Mix with the paddle attachment or whisk until creamy about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, squeeze the juice of half orange.
- To the butter-sugar mixture, add vegetable oil while mixing, eggs one at a time (if using), and mix.
- Add 1/2 cup corn starch (It gives more melt in the mouth texture to the cookie. But if you don’t have to add flour instead), 3 cups flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Drizzle 4-5 drops of orange juice over the baking soda.
- Add raisins and nuts, mix to turn into a dough. You can add more flour if needed to have a soft playable dough.
- Get walnut-size pieces and roll between your palm and bend to make a crescent shape. Place on a baking tray. You can shape the dough into balls and freeze it in a container and cook without thawing another time.
- Bake the cookies in a preheated 170C oven for about 25 minutes or until golden color and somewhat hard when touched.
- Keep the cookies in an airtight jar or container for 2-3 weeks or even more and enjoy with coffee or tea.