Halloween is just around the corner so you better hurry up and prepare your treat list!! And if you like fall flavors this cookies are just perfect for you. They are so tasteful and aromatic they will make your entire house smell like sweet orange and cinnamon. I tell you once they are done it will be very hard to resist! And if this explosion of aromas inspires you why not painting them? That's how I felt I had to do. So I quickly whisked my royal icing took my favorites brushes and started painting :) Hope you like the result!!
makes approx. 25 medium cookies:
- 200g butter
- 200g brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 400g flour
- finely grated zest of 1 orange
- 2 tsp cinnamon
The recipe for the Royal Icing is here.
Cookies: Preheat the oven at 180C.
In a bowl of an electric mixer beet the butter and sugar together until creamy and fluffy. Ad the egg mix until all combines. Add the orange zest and mix again. Now add the flour, cinnamon and mix until all ingredients come together. Take your dough out of the bowl and cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30min.
Take your dough out of the fridge, sprinkle some flour on the work surface and roll out the cookie dough to about 5mm thick.
Using cookie cutters cut your cookie shapes and place them on baking trays lines with baking paper.
Bake the cookies for about 12-15min, depending on their size or until they get a nice golden color.
Leave them to cool down completely before decorating with royal icing or storing.
For the background of my cookies I used royal icing flooding consistency. Once the cookies are iced leave them for at least 8h for the royal icing to set.
I have painted my cookies using always a dry brush and edible food colorings in gel.