In the Bleak Midwinter
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Leaping from poetry and carols to baking, via the snowflake in window number six of today’s Advent Calendar, are some wonderful Christmas Orange Cookies that I baked courtesy of the Baking Mad website and Nielsen-Massey’s pure Orange extract. I was recently sent some of this amazing extract to try out and review ~ it’s simply an explosion of oranges in a bottle, quite divine……and with a scent that is synonymous with the season’s spicy and citrus baking.
Pure Orange Extract
Another reason I wanted to try this recipe, which I have had my eye on for a while, was the chance to use my snowflake biscuit/cookie cutters for the first time this Christmas baking season, as well as some liberal use of edible glitter…….as is required for this time of year!
These biscuits/cookies were delicious, the orange extract added an exotic flavour and I LOVED the addition of the cardamom and cinnamon, they added a very festive touch to this recipe, which, was very easy to make and great fun to decorate.
If you want to try a new biscuit/cookie recipe this year, do give this recipe a go, it is easy and subtly flavoured with the very essence of the Festive season, plus the orange extract really helps to lighten the richness of the buttery base. You can find the recipe on the Baking Mad site here:
I am also entering these sparkling snowflake cookies/biscuits in to the
Let’s Make Christmas event
hosted by the lovely Vanessa!
I am also entering them into
Tea Time Treats for December
Hosted by the lovely Kate
I am also entering these into Becky’s FABULOUS
Big Christmas Bakeoff