Monday, April 7, 2008

Orange Marmalade Cookies

Anyone that remembers Paddington Bear will also remember that Orange Maramalade was the favorite jam of the bear from Darkest Peru. Since childhood it's always had a special place in my heart too. These delightful, fresh and fluffy cookies are as easy as could be and simply melt in your mouth. Try them once and you'll be hooked.

1/3 cup softened butter
2/3 cup white granulated sugar
1 egg
6 tablespoons orange marmalade (any sort you like)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add egg and orange marmalade, mix until combined (if mix is too stiff, add a bit more marmalade)
Sift together flour and baking powder
Gradually mix into creamed mixture until dry ingredients are completely incorporated

Drop by rounded spoonful onto greased cookie sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees until light golden brown

Cool on wire rack before storing in an airtight container

These are wonderful served warm with tea or coffee, but are just as nice once they've cooled. These will keep for a few days in an airtight container but are unlikely to last that long.

1 comment:

Penni said...

I never know whether to comment on ancient recipe blog posts but this is such a fantastic recipe, and made with stuff we just had in the cupboard too. What amazingingly light airy biscuits.