Sunday, February 1, 2009

Orange Thins

These are simple thin and crispy cookies made from white whole wheat flour ,butter and orange juice.They are similar to lace cookies but buttery and are easy to prepare.They are different from the normal cookie dough in that this does not have a dough,but it is like a batter.Since the recipe here in the EatingWell Magazine involved no eggs and seemed easy I went for it .I actually prefer oranges in such baked items rather than having it as such,though sometimes I end up doing both -eating them and adding them ;)


Ingredients:

White Whole Wheat Flour/Whole Wheat Pastry flour:1/2 cup
Sugar: 1/3 cup
Orange Zest: 1/2 tsp


Unsalted Butter: 4 tbsp (Melted)
Vanilla Extract: 2 tsp
Orange Juice: 2 tbsp

Preparation:

In a big bowl,mix the dry items ie white whole wheat flour,sugar and also orange zest.Blend well.Add in melted and little cooled butter,vanilla and orange juice and stir well to obtain a thick batter which looks like..



Now,white whole wheat flour is lighter in colour than regular whole wheat flour and is made from white wheat rather than the red wheat from which aatta /whole wheat is derived.If you do not have white wheat flour,sub it with whole wheat pastry flour or generally with white flour which makes the cookies all the more crisper (thats my assumption).

Preheat oven to 300F.Grease/line a baking sheet (avoid this for non stick- though for cleaning purposes lined is prefered).Take a table spoon of batter and plomp it on the baking sheet.Shape/spread it into a 2 and 1/2 " circle.I used a cookie cutter for that,feeel free to use anything or just your hands.Once done ,I also gave it a little design on top with the back of a fork which is completely optional and does not make any different to the cookie.Repeat with the remaining batter,but make sure the cookies are atleast 4 inches apart,as these spread.It looks like....



I went for just 4 cookies in my first batch.Bake at 300F in a preheated oven for 16-18 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.It came out like ...


The recipe went for rotating the sheet halway through.I did not for the simple reason that I forgot.So I allowed them to rest for about 3-5 minutes in the sheet which made them crisper and then using a pan cake turner,gently lifted them and cooled them completely on a wire rack/plate.The cookies were crisper,but a little chewy in the middle,but all the more perfect for me.So choose your preferred method while baking these.Also I went for 16 minutes.


These papery thin and buttery,orangy and crisp cookies are on their way to EatingClubVancouver for Weekend Wokking Event started by Wandering Chopsticks and the current theme is oranges



30 Comments:

~~louise~~ said...

I'm not quite sure how I got here but, I'm sure glad I did. Those Orange Thins look so refreshingly crisp.

Thanks for sharing...

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I love these kind of cookies. So light and airy. I can't believe the recipe is so simple. Definitely gonna try this at some point. Thanks for participating in Weekend Wokking!

Siri said...

Oooooo!! they look so 'thin' ;) and yummy CL. Love the coooookkkiiieesss....!!!

Cheers,
Siri

Cham said...

Kind of lace cookie and only wheat and butter cannot believe, love the orange flavor.

Yasmeen said...

Light and crispy,love the zesty orange flavor:)

Suma Rajesh said...

i love the citrius flavour...looks awesome..

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely cookies..so simple..:)

rekhas kitchen said...

hummmm what to say another yummy recipe looks so crisp hmmm simple recipe too will try...

Uj said...

Looks so refreshing and crispy... Loved them

sowmya said...

sounds good..and lovely pictures..

Aparna said...

This sounds and looks a lot like the "tuile" cookies we made for the DB challenge.
But I prefer yours because they're orange and they do not have eggs.

Chitra said...

oh..cookies without eggs is great!!jes love it:)Do visit my blog at ur free time:)

Vibaas said...

i'm gonna try this. my husband loves orange flavor..

Simran said...

I've never tried paper thin cookies, but I buy them so frequently I should go for it :)

Specially since yours look perfect and so easy to make. And I am a fan of citrus flavor in absolutely anything

Rachel said...

I love thin cookies and citrus flavour.....love it

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

I have all the ingredients you have mentioned. will try this sometime.. usually eggs, all purpose flour stop me from trying any cookies. this one sounds fragrant and yum.

Vaishali said...

These are divine. Lovely job, Curry.

n33ma said...

These cookies look so crisp....I too like to add orange or its rind while baking.

soma said...

THose look fantabulous! love that delicate thin look. & I am sure it will taste good. anything with orange in it does!
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow awesome....

DEESHA said...

wow, they look soo cool .. it has come out soo well

jayasree said...

Love these thin,orange flavored cookies. Its eggless too.

Happy cook said...

I can imagine the flavours when one bites into them. Delicous.

Alka said...

Such a simple recipe...i am amazed that baking cookies cud be that simple...still cant believe ;-)
i m sure they tasted yummmm !

Mona said...

Hmm, they look interestingly delish. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Vandana Rajesh said...

The orange thins look crisp and yummy

Raaga said...

these look so pretty...wow.

Usha said...

This does seem really simple and looks so lovely and delicate, I love orange flavor in cookies !

Jude said...

I like how they turned out.... Great way to enjoy citrus fruits.

Veronica P...... said...

i just made them,and they were all gone by 30 min!! We all loved them!! thanks :)

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