Sunday, 22 February 2009

Clementine Cookies

I had a fit of baking last night: we are doing some fundraising at work for the Australian bushfire appeals. I did a giant batch of anzac bikkies. I finished the anzacs at about 2am but by then the baking bug had bit me and I found myself searching through my cupboards for ingredients to make something, anything more!

My eyes fell upon the net of clementines in the big fridge (ie, on the balcony, which during winter becomes my second fridge). Grand. I would make something from them. Grand. umm... what??

From this 2am dilemma sprang this invention:

Clementine Cookies

2 dessert spoons of finely grated clementine rind
2 egg yolks
125 g butter
1 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons clementine juice
2 and a half cups self raising flour

Turn your oven onto moderate (approx 170 degrees C) to warm up.

Beat the egg yolk, butter, rind and sugar until fluffy. Add the flour and then drizzle in the juice until it comes together into a dough. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface until the dough is smooth.

Take dessertspoons of the mixture and roll into balls. Press onto baking trays that are either lightly greased or have silicon paper. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned and allow to cool on the tray. Once cool ice and decorate - make up an icing with clementine juice and icing sugar.

This recipe makes about 60 biscuits.

2 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What you were busy! These Clementine Cookies look very pretty! I bet they taste really good!

Cheers & A+,

Rosa

Joie de vivre said...

Those are beautiful! I love the decorations.