Crocodile orangee

19Dec10

Ok. They look in the picture more like dogs that have been playing in orange mud – but in reality they are crocodiles who look like having played in orange mud. No, that’s not correct: in reality (surprise, surprise), they are very yummy cookies! My mother got the recipe from a friend, so I don’t know anything about the original source. In the recipe is noted “GU”, so I think it’s from a book of the Gräfe und Unzer publishing house. That’s all I know.

What you should know, are these cookies!

For about 2 baking sheets, you need:

100 g grated chocolate (I think, next time I’m going to melt it, that’s easier)
125 g cold butter
125 g sugar
1 egg
peel of 1 orange (organic grown!)
200 g flour
1 tsp (or a bit less) baking powder.

 

For the icing, you need:
100 g icing sugar
3 tbslp orange juice
I also added a little bit of grated orange peel.

 

First, make a dough. Mix quickly butter and sugar, add the egg, the orange peel and the chocolate. Then add the flour and knead as long as necessary to obtain a dough, but don’t knead longer.

Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour. (You can prepare the dough some days before, too.)

Roll out the dough. Preheat the oven (180°C). Cut out crocodiles. Other shapes are allowed. Put them on a baking sheet and bake them for about 12 minutes.

Let them cool down.

For the icing, mix sugar and orange peel. Add as much orange juice as necessary – don’t start with the whole amount, add a little bit, stir well, add a little bit, stir again and so on. Drizzle the icing over the cookies and let dry until the glaze is firm.

 

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One Response to “Crocodile orangee”

  1. Der Teig hört sich genau richtig an für meinen Geschmack, ich liebe ja Orangen! Und nur weihnachtliche Plätzchenformen sind ja auch langweilig, Krokodile rocken!


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