Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Orange Cookies

Welcome back after another long break!!! Seems like I have become too lazy these days!! I had uploaded pics for this recipe immediately after I came to know about Srilekha's Cookie Event, but then I thought I had enough time and needn't have to rush. Now the last date of sending is tomorrow, so, here I am with the recipe :).
Usually when it comes to having/making cookies, I stick with chocolate and chocolate chips (This is true for icecreams, cakes or any kind of desserts :) ). But when I saw the snap of these cookies in my cookbook, I really had to give this a try! The aroma of the batter is so refreshing and taste is just awesome!! Brown sugar and cream cheese make these cookies really moist and chewy. I was happiest when my niece asked me if I would be bringing these again the next time I visit her :)). Do make these once and I am sure you'll be making them again and again...
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup cream cheese (I used reduced-fat)
1 egg, lightly beaten (I used eggwhites only)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp finely grated orange rind, plus extra for decorating
raw brown sugar (for sprinkling)

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a baking sheet with oil spray.
  • Put the butter, sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg.
  • Sift in the flour and baking soda. Add orange juice and rind and mix well.
  • Drop about 25 rounded tablespoonfuls of the batter onto the baking sheet and make sure they are well spaced.
  • Sprinkle with raw brown sugar and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are light brown at the edges.
  • Let cool and decorate with orange rind before serving.
After the successful attempt of the orange cookies, I decided to become innovative and tried mango-coconut cookies. ( I used mango juice instead of orange juice and used shredded coconut in place of orange rind). These were not as delicious as the orange ones :(, but they were still tasty.

I am sending my yummy orange cookies to Srilekha's cookie event.