Crocodile orangee


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.


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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