Homemade Orange Cookies
Baking Polvorones de Naranja or Mexican orange cookies marked the first time I ever used sweetened condensed milk as an ingredient for homemade cookies. The result is uniquely flavorful and tender cookies with texture similar to that of your favorite homemade sugar cookies.
|Unbleached All purpose flour
|Unsalted butter, rm. T.
|Sweetened condensed milk
||1 can (14-oz)
|Grated rind of 1 orange
Sift flour, baking soda, sugar together and set aside for later use.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter and egg yolks thoroughly before slowly adding sweetened condensed milk to the mixture.
Mix in orange rind and juice. Slowly and gently add sifted dry ingredients to the wet mixture.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to about ¼-inch in thickness. Cut rounds using your favorite 2-inch cookie cutter and bake them for about 15 minutes. They should not appear brown considerably.
Remove cookies from oven. Let them cool on baking sheets for a couple of minutes before carefully transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
Sprinkle them with confectioners’ sugar or drizzle with icing if desired. This recipe yields about 4 dozens delicious Polvorones de Naranja or Mexican orange cookies.
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