Almost didn't want to post this up! Why? because the lightning turned my Christmas Tree BLUE! Almost freaked me out i thought my camera bought less then 6 months is failing on me again! The other reason is I'd been blogging for almost 6 months and there isn't any cookie post! so i wanted this very 1st cookie post to be at least almost picture perfect but then my skills in cookies are really bad.. when it comes to rolling and cutting uniform bakes it gets really messy for me! Well you guys will forgive me for these really poor photos won't ya?
See i'm so cuckoo in my haste to post this up i forgotten about the cookies verdict lol~
Ok, the cookies turn out to be very light! refreshing and tangy of course due to the orange zest and the grand marnier brings out the orange smell and taste! very yummy and perfect for all day round!
My 2nd entry to The Aspiring Bakers #2 (Dec 2010) hosted by Jane of Passionate for Baking and Christmas Giveaway hosted by Swee San of The Sweet Spot.
Grand Marnier Butter Cookies
(adapted and modified from Joy of Baking)
250g unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 large egg
Zest of 1 orange
2 tsp grand marnier
2 1/4 cup plain flour
- Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, orange zest, and grand marnier.
- Gradually add the flour to the creamed mixture and beat until just incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a log that is about 4cm in diameter. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm (at least 2hrs or overnight).
- Once log is firm, with a sharp knife, slice cookies about 0.5cm thick.
- Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Place cookies on the baking pan, spacing about 5cm apart.
- Bake the cookies for about 10mins, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.