orange thins

10.07.2012


So, all of us have heard the saying: "don't judge a book by its cover." I learned that lesson today. I have to admit I completely undervalued this cookie when I brought it to the Alabama National Fair's baking contest this morning. The intention was to use these to make a sandwich cookie but I ran out of time and submitted them as is with the presumption that it was not a winner. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Alabama National Fair's first place winner for the cookie baking competition.

orange thins

ingredients
  • 8 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp orange extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
directions
  1. cream together butter and sugar with a mixer. add the egg white gradually and then mix in the extracts. 
  2. add the flour and mix until just incorporated. 
  3. place batter in a piping bag with a small (1/4 inch) plain tip. pipe 1/2" rounds onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing them 2" apart as they will spread. 
  4. bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. cool in the pan.

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