Tested till perfect Orange Slice Cookies

Orange Slice Cookies

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

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  • Prep time 15 minutes Chill: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total time 8 minutes
  • Portion size 110 cookies


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupunsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupicing sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgrated orange rind
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcream cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • orange paste food colouring
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuppine nutpine nuts


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupicing sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsporange juice
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In large bowl, beat butter, icing sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy; beat in egg, orange rind and vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions. Tint with food colouring to desired shade. Divide in half; shape into discs. Wrap each and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Dust each disc with flour. Between waxed paper, roll out each to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) round fluted cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling scraps.

Cut cookies in half; press 3 pine nuts into each to resemble orange seeds. Arrange, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until lightly browned on bottoms and edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.

Icing: In small bowl, combine icing sugar with orange juice, adding up to 2 tsp (10 mL) water to thin if necessary. Using paper cone (or plastic bag with 1 corner snipped off), pipe icing into thin lines to resemble citrus segments on each cookie. Let dry.

Nutritional Information Pper cookie: about

cal 33 pro 0 total fat 2g sat. fat 1g
carb 4g fibre 0 chol 5mg sodium 12mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 1 folate 3
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