It has been a while, but inspiration comes and goes… Yesterday however, we felt inspired. Craving for something sweet and autumnal and Tada…here we go…. our simple, delicious and very autumnal recipe for blood orange cookies.
-100ml Greek olive oil
-20-50 ml of spiced rum or cognac
-70ml blood orange juice
-100g brown sugar
-The skin of one orange
-365g self-raising flour
-1tbs cinnamon powder
-A pinch of salt
-1tsp baking powder
THE ART OF MIXING
In a bowl, add the liquids and the sugar and stir well
In another bowl mix all the rest, i.e. dry ingredients together
Then mix the two
THE ART OF MAKING COOKIES
As soon as all ingredients have been mixed and well combined together, a beautiful brown dough appears. Use your hands to form the dough and create several small balls that fit into the palm of your hands.
Then start forming your shapes, any shapes really… you use your arty fingers and palm to make little buttons, or little snakes, as I call them, that you can twist around to form a cookie. You can create sticks, rounded shapes, twists, stars, anything really!
THE ART OF BAKING
Preheat your oven (180 degrees). Make sure to use baking paper, so that your dough does not stick into the cookie tray, and bake the cookies for 25 minutes approximately. Let them cool for 5 minutes in the oven, remove and let them cool for a few more minutes, if you can resist the temptation!
NB: testimony from a 7 year old boy: “delicious, yummy, love them”