Easy Sugar Cookies with a dash of orange.
We had a very cold winter this year. I don’t remember when we had such dark and murky days, forcing us to stay inside. There were episodes of the wind blowing mightily, biting as sharply as a knife, taking one’s breath away. On several occasions, it lasted for over a week.
These Sugar Cookies were my way of calling for warmer days. The orange zest flavour reminds me of the spring, and the enticing colour invites one to make ‘Primavera’ dishes every single day.
I would not anticipate spring in normal circumstances but I was given some oranges which had been grown in a container in a hothouse, shielded from the icy winds in the southern part of a private house. They were picked just a few days before they were given to me.
I usually make smaller cookies, for reasons unknown; but, if I think about it harder, both my mother and grandmother used to make small sized desserts. They even cut sponge cakes into small bars so I guess this is the reason. Everything cut ‘piccolo here’ 🙂
- 1.5 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 Tbsp butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp sour cream
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp orange zest
- Preheat oven to 190° C / 375° F.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients.
- Line a baking dish with baking paper.
- Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and lay onto the baking paper.
- Bake for 9 minutes.
- Leave to cool.