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.



Purva Desai said...

These are yumm, tangy and crunchy cookies...

Happy cook said...

Welcome back and cookies looks crunchy delcious.

Chandani said...

Thank you girls :) Because of the cream cheese and brown sugar, these turn out quite moist and chewy ( just the way i like them :) ) I just updated the info in the blog...

Khaugiri said...

Wow it's looking tempting!!!!! Nice one :)

Divya Vikram said...

The orangejuice must have added a great flavor! Looks yummy!

Pavithra said...

first time heree.. its good looking cookies is looking wonderful

Sia said...

ah.. citrous note in cookies... i like that very much :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow the cookies are looking great nicely made, crispy and have a nice color too... My first time here, shall come back for more... seems like you are on a break again... see you soon!!!

CHAITRA said...

Orange cookies sound perfect!!
Drop in sometime!!

Gopi Shah said...

Hi Chandani, Havan't see you around on blogosphere.Hope everything is ok at your end.

Anonymous said...

Looks great!

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Simply Life said...

oh those cookies look great!

Cicily Antony said...

Delicious cookies...yummy...

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Shanthi said...

Perfect and crisp

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