Almond-Orange Cookies

Prep time: 20min
Total time: 35min
Makes: 40 cookies
1 cup
All Purpose Flour
250 mL
1/2 cup
cornstarch
125 mL
pinch salt
3/4 cup
unsalted butter, room temperature
175 mL
3/4 cup
icing sugar
175 mL
1
large egg, lightly beaten
0
2 tbsp
finely grated orange zest
30 mL
1 pkg
Ground Almonds
100 g
Slivered Almonds, for garnish
2 cookies
calories
70
fat
4.5 g
saturated fat
2.5 g
carbs
7 g
protein
1 g
cholestrol
15 mg
sodium
10 mg
potassium
2 mg

Directions

  1. Sift flour, cornstarch and salt into a mixing bowl. Mix and set aside. In another bowl, cream butter with icing sugar. Add egg and orange zest and mix well to distribute the zest. Mix in ground almonds. Stir in flour mixture to form a dough.

  2. Press dough together and roll into a long tube about 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) in diameter. Wrap in parchment paper, then plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight, or freeze up to 2 months.

  3. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Unwrap and slice cookies 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick, pressing one slivered almond into the centre of each cookie. Bake on a parchment paper-lined tray for 12 to 15 min., or until cookie edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.