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Orange Nut Cookies – Stays Fresh & Freezer Friendly!

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

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Serving the orange cookies with borek and filtered coffee

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
Cookies and Cheese Filled Borek, best treats for an afternoon tea or coffee 🙂

How To Make Turkish Style Orange Cookies

  1. 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.
  2. To the butter-sugar mixture, add vegetable oil while mixing, eggs one at a time (if using), and mix.
  3. 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.
  4. Add raisins and nuts, mix to turn into a dough. You can add more flour if needed to have a soft playable dough.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake the cookies in a preheated 170C oven for about 25 minutes or until golden color and somewhat hard when touched.
  7. Keep the cookies in an airtight jar or container for 2-3 weeks or even more and enjoy with coffee or tea.
You might be interested in these recipes too!
Turkish Delight Filled Cookies
Cakes & Cookies
Turkish Borek With White Cheese
Rolled Spinach Borek “Ispanaklı Börek”
Orange Nut Cookies

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