Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Baking for Nightshift- Orange Blossom Water Butter Cookies

I also made these yummy little biscuits to take last night and to put into Gaga's container. I found the recipe in Allyson Goftons Cookbook "Bake' but ended up zhooshing them up with a drizzle of icing which I think made them look less plain and more pretty. Orange blossom water gives them a delicious Middle eastern vibe and the biscuits themselves had a nice crunch and a texture. I got about 30 biscuits out of this dough.

Orange Blossom Water Butter Cookies

250 g butter, softened
1 c icing sugar
grated rind of 1 orange
2 tsp orange blossom water
2 1/2 c sifted flour

Preheat the oven to 180C and line a couple fo baking trays with baking paper.

Beat the butter and icing sugar together until very light and fluffy. Beat in the orange rind and the orange blossom water.

Gently mix in the flour until you get a nice firmish biscuit dough.

Roll teaspoonfuls into little balls and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake about 12 mins then remove to a rack to cool.

Drizzle with an icing made with icing sugar, some orange blossom water and a bit of hot water to get the right consistency.


  1. Your workmates must LOVE you! Do you take turns or is this just something you do for everyone?

    Full respect to nicu nurses/staff - my last baby was in nicu at Waikato.. Y'all defo deserve all those treats!!

    1. Thanks so much for that! We don't take turns at work. I love to bake and it's a good way to get my baking'fix' and not eat it all! I almost always bake for my first shift of the week and I personally think it's quite a good little morale booster especially for when we are all feeling a bit tired on the night shift (which is my predominanat and preferred shift). Hope your baby is good after your stay in NICU xx