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Orange & Lemon Wafer Cookies Recipe

Orange & Lemon Wafer Cookies Recipe

These light citrus cookies go so well with a cup of coffee or tea after a heavy holiday meal. —JoAnn Belack, Bradenton, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Thin orange or lemon peel strips, optional

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, orange peel, lemon peel and extracts. In another bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. If desired, top with orange peel strips.
  • 3. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.