Orange Biscuits (lemoen koekies)

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Orange Biscuits (lemoen koekies) Traditional Cape Malay biscuits flavoured with orange essence and dried citrus peels.   [caption id="attachment_42320" align="aligncenter" width="240"]Orange Biscuits / Lemoen Koekies Orange Biscuits / Lemoen Koekies[/caption] Ingredients: 250g soft butter or good quality baking butter 1 cup sugar 1 extra large egg ¼ cup sunflower oil 3 tsp orange essence 4 x 250ml cake flour, sifted 1 tsp ground naartjie/orange/satsuma peel (dried and ground) 1 tsp baking powder Cachous (sen-sen) sweets to complete [caption id="attachment_42321" align="aligncenter" width="236"]Sen-Sent Sweets / Pink Cachous Sen-Sent Sweets / Pink Cachous[/caption]   Method: Using a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar Add the oil, essence and egg, mix well Add the flour, baking powder and citrus peels Mix well to form a firm dough Roll out the dough approximately 5mm thick on a lightly floured surface Cover the dough with cling film or greaseproof paper to prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin Take a fork and lightly scrape the surface of the dough to make a line pattern Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter and place the biscuits on a baking tray (no need to grease the baking tray) Place a sen-sen sweet in the middle of each biscuit Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly browned Makes approximately 70 biscuits. [caption id="attachment_42322" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Orange Biscuits Orange Biscuits[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_42323" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Lemoen Koekies Lemoen Koekies[/caption] © Cape Malay Cooking  

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