Orange and Cinnamon Cookies

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1 cup All purpose flour

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp)

1/2 cup icing sugar

3 Tbsp cornflour (corn starch )

Finely grated orange peel (from 1 medium orange)

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp salt

* This recipe doesn’t require baking powder or baking soda (bicarbonate of soda).


1. In a large bowl add butter , icing sugar and finely grated orange peel then mix until light and pale .

2. Sift in flour , cornflour , cinnamon and salt . Mix until a dough is formed.

I advise you to use your hand to mix the dough . Take your time the dough will eventually come together.

3. Slightly flour your work surface. Roll the dough and flatten it with a rolling pin .

4. Use a fork to scrap the dough on top . Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

5. Once the dough has chilled take it out and use a fork to scrap the dough on top again . Use a cookie cutter to cut out the dough.

6. Place the dough pieces in a lined baking tray.

5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 Degrees Celsius for 15 minutes or until slightly golden brown.