Orange Vanilla Cookies


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.

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