I wanted something different from all the nut, sugar cookies I was making last week. I wanted something subtly good. Something unsuspecting. Orange is a common holiday flavor and I wanted to let it stand on its own, rather than always being paired with cranberries.
These cookies were good too. Soft. There is a hint of orange, not overpowering. Not your traditional holiday cookie. It was a nice change of pace. Maybe drizzle some white chocolate on it. Or some finely chopped macadamia nuts.
Orange Vanilla Cookies
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp grated orange zest
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 tbsp cup tapioca flour
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
How to Make: Beat together your butter and honey in a stand up mixer with a paddle attachment.
Add in the vanilla and orange zest.
In a separate bowl stir the salt, tapioca flour, and almond flour. Gradually add this into the batter. Mix until just combined. Wrap and refrigerate for a few hours.
Preheat oven to 350. Roll into balls. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate an additional 10 minutes.
Bake for 12 minutes or until just golden. Let them cool a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.