September 18, 2006

Tangerine Dream Cookies


1 egg
zest of one tangerine*
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup tangerine juice**
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, cream together butter, zest and sugar. Add egg and juice, mix thoroughly. Add flour, baking powder and salt, mix until a thick dough forms and all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Drop tablespoonfuls on baking sheet and bake 10 minutes or until "set". The cookies will puff up quite a bit but they should no longer be shiny on the top and the bottoms should be lightly browned when you take them out of the oven. Cool on a wire rack, then eat!

*or tangelo
** no pulp!

My thoughts:
I have been wanting to make make something orange flavored for months now and just never got around to it. Then I saw some tangerine juice and thought "Why, tangerines are even better than oranges! Gadzooks, I'll make cookies!". Okay, maybe I didn't exactly say that, but I was going to make orange cookies until I saw the yummy tangelos and tangerine juice at the store. I am glad I did because these are some truly delightful cookies. Of course, you could make these cookies with oranges instead but "Orange Dream" isn't nearly as much fun to say.