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Orange Zest Cookies

Delightful cookies with a simple recipe of butter cookies and a twist of zesty flavor!


1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened ⅔ cup sugar 3 egg yolks 2½ cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract

Orange zest and sugar for coating


Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Mix together the butter and sugar, then add egg yolks.

Mix in the flour and vanilla or almond extract, preferably working the dough with your hands. Form dough into teaspoon-sized balls. Place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Roll over some fresh orange zest with sugar, then bake them.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on bakingsheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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