orange crinkle cookies

Orange crinkle cookies recipe with step by step photos – vegan recipe of orange cookies made with whole wheat flour and fresh orange juice.

These eggless cookies have a light orange flavor and taste. also they have a moist and soft texture. They are not crisp or crumbly or chewy. I had made these crinkle cookies some months back, a few days before the new year and the recipe was in drafts from then.

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Usually I prepare cookies with whole wheat flour or a combo of whole wheat flour + all purpose flour and gram flour/besan. These cookies too have gram flour in them. Fresh orange juice is added here. But even ready orange juice works well.

The orange cookies recipe is simple and easy. I have replaced butter with olive oil. You can Even make the cookies with butter. butter will give a different texture and taste than olive oil.

These cookies go very well as a sweet treat with evening tea or coffee.

How to make orange crinkle cookies

Making orange juice

1. Grate the orange peel to get the orange zest. Make sure to grate the orange part and not the white pith as its bitter. Keep the zest aside.

peeling orange for orange crinkle cookies recipe

2. Peel and chop orange. Remove the seeds. Blend the chopped orange in a mixer. You can even use an electric juicer to get the orange juice.

orange juice for eggless orange crinkle cookies recipe

3. Strain the orange juice and collect it in a small bowl or measuring cup. Press the pulp with a spoon so that all the juice gets extracted.

orange juice for orange crinkle cookies recipe

Making cookies batter

4. In a bowl or pan, add the orange juice, sugar and olive oil.

sugar for orange crinkle cookies recipe

5. Whisk till the sugar dissolves and everything has mixed well.

sugar for orange cookies recipe

6. Sieve the whole wheat flour, salt, corn starch, baking powder and baking soda all together directly in the bowl.

flour to make orange cookies recipe

7. Add the orange zest.

add orange zest to make orange cookies recipe

8. Stir lightly and then add the gram flour/besan.

besan for orange cookies recipe mixture

9. Mix everything with your hands and knead to a soft dough.

orange crinkle cookies dough

Baking orange crinkle cookies

10. Divide the dough into 12 to 14 small shaped balls. Flatten the balls and arrange them on a greased baking tray with enough space between them. Don’t make any designs on them as I have done, since the designs don’t stay once the cookies are baked 🙂

orange crinkle cookies dough balls

11. Bake in a preheated oven for 200 degrees celsius//392 degrees fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes till the cookies are golden. Temperatures vary from oven to oven, so the time will also vary. For baking in a microwave oven at convection mode, bake at 180 degree celsius for the same period of time.

bake eggless orange crinkle cookies

12. When the cookies are done, cool them on a wire rack.

cooling eggless orange crinkle cookies

When the cookies cool down, then using a sieve, sprinkle icing sugar or castor sugar on the cookies. Serve these orange crinkle cookies straightaway or you can store them in an air-tight container. The recipe makes 12 to 14 cookies. These cookies stay good for a couple of days at room temperature.

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orange crinkle cookies

4.7 from 13 votes
These orange crinkle cookies are made from fresh orange juice, whole wheat flour and gram flour.
eggless orange crinkle cookies recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Course:desserts
Cuisine:american,world
Diet:Vegan
Difficulty Level:Easy
Servings (change the number to scale):12 to 14 cookies
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange - yields approximate ⅓ cup juice and 1 teaspoon zest
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch (known as corn flour in india)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup organic unrefined cane sugar or brown sugar or demerara sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

preparation

  • Grate the orange peel to get the orange zest. Make sure to grate the orange part and not the white pith as its bitter.
  • Peel and chop orange. Remove the seeds. Blend the chopped orange in a mixer. You can even use an electric juicer to get the orange juice.
  • Strain the orange juice and collect it in a small bowl or measuring cup.

making orange crinkle cookies batter

  • In a bowl or pan, add the orange juice, sugar and olive oil. Whisk till the sugar dissolves & and everything has mixed well.
  • Sieve the whole wheat flour, salt, corn starch, baking powder and baking soda all together directly in the bowl.
  • Add the orange zest. Stir lightly and then add the gram flour.
  • Mix everything with your hands and knead to a soft dough. Divide the dough into 12 to 14 small shaped balls.

baking orange cookies

  • Flatten the balls and arrange them on a greased baking tray with enough space between them.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 200 degrees celsius/392 degrees fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Temperatures vary from oven to oven, so the time will also vary.
  • For baking in a microwave oven at convection mode, bake at 180 degree celsius for the same period of time.
  • When the cookies are done, cool them on a wire rack.
  • When they cool down, then using a small sieve, sprinkle icing sugar or castor sugar on the cookies.
  • Serve these eggless orange crinkle cookies straightaway or you can store them in an air-tight container.
  • The recipe makes 12 to 14 cookies. These orange cookies stay good for a couple of days at room temperature.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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50 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana,

    Can I use butter instead of olive oil? not sure if my family would like the smell of olive oil in cookies..

    • Mekhala, yes you can use butter.

  2. Why are there so many cracks on the cookies?? Wat can be done for a smoother top?

    • vini, crinkled cookies will have cracks on top. for a smoother cookies add less oil or fat.

  3. Hi there!

    You have a fabulous blog ! Couldn’t get better ❤

    I tried the Orange Crinkle cookies over last weekend. It seemed a little chewy however it tasted good. I baked it at the temperature you recommended (200 deg) however the base of cookies kind of browned a bit and the top wasn’t getting baked at all . Finally I changed it to the toast mode and somehow it looked perfect.I am using the 45 ltr Bajaj OTG. Is it supposed to be less sweet? Can I add more sugar to this recipe?5 stars

    • Thanks Amentha. For cookies keep the pan in the center rack. You can use both the top and bottom heating elements on. Sweetness will depend upon the sweetness of orange juice. If the orange juice is tangy and less sweet then you can always add more sugar.

  4. Perfect recipe, madam.. cookies were delicious…. thank you for sharing such a joy of cooking…5 stars

    • welcome purvi, thanks for positive views.

  5. Hi thanks a lot for healthy recipe. i made it yesterday and it came out good but with too much taste of besan. Any suggestion please?
    thanks again – Jigna

    • welcome jigna. the besan taste is not so much felt in the cookies. wondering why you felt the too much besan taste. did you use the correct measuring cup, for the besan. also if cookies are baked well, you will get a faint but aromatic roasted besan taste.

  6. Can we store this kind of cookie for a longer period of time, say for a month ? The recipie looks amazing.. just wanted to know if I could make it n leep it for longer time

    • these can stay easily for a month.

  7. Awsm cookies.. I baked it in microwave convection oven for 22 minutes n tested by your fingerprint method n there wasn’t any print but I want to know the texture inside will be soft n grainy or it should be crisp???4 stars

    • the texture is soft and not grainy.

  8. Hi, love your recipe. But I want to make them as a Christmas gift.will it be better if i use maida instead of wholewheat flour. Or combination of both?

    • thankyou nidhi 🙂 yes you could use maida or maida and wheat flour in 1:1 proportion. Hope this help’s you.

  9. I made orange cookies. It looks and tastes really awesome!

    Thank you for sharing lovely recipe5 stars

    • welcome bijal

  10. Hi i just finished making these…. will they harden a bit more when they cool down..?
    I think it is soft but not undercooked.

    • yes they will harden as they cool down.

      • Thank you so much. Its an amazing recipe…5 stars

        • welcome swadha

  11. hi Dassana, just finished making this wonderful cookies. came out awesome but my total cookie count was 28 instead of 14, what went wrong ………..taste was good. But I didn’t add corn starch as this was not at home so I decided to go without it. Moreover I also forgot to dissolve sugar , just mixed all the ingredients well and made it. I used normal measuring cups. Still wondering how I doubled the count.

    • thanks for the feedback rashmi. more cookies are always better 🙂 i think must be due to the thickness and overall size of the cookies. i made them slightly thick as you see in the pics. i don’t thick it is due to the absence of corn starch or not adding sugar before.

  12. Hi Dassana,
    Tried your orange cookies. Came out yummmm (though less sweet, possibly becoz the oranges were not too sweet). My 7yr old son loved the cookies (had shaped them in the face of mickey mouse),especially as these were dusted with sugar:-).
    Got a query. I used the proportion given in your recipe, however, I ended up using only half of the mix of sugar, oil and orange juice. Had to make another batch to finish the liquid mix. Any clue on where I could have gone wrong?

    Thx for the awesome recipe 🙂4 stars

    • hi priyanka. thanks. strange. wondering how this happened. which measuring cups you used and did you add besan?

  13. Hi Dassana, excellent recipe! These turned out great and I have already made two batches now with addition of chocolate chips. My preschooler loves these, it’s a perfect afternoon snack for him. Thank you so much!

    • Welcome Ami and thanks for all your positive feedback on the recipes. Much appreciated 🙂

  14. Hi, the cookies look are done and they look absolutely yummy.
    Just a query they’re crunchy on the outside and a bit soft inside. Is that how they’re supposed to be? Or did something go wrong? ?

    • thanks minakshi. yes they are a bit soft on the inside. nothing has gone wrong 🙂

  15. Hi,
    Trying out the next recipe today,the cookies in the oven being baked.

    Just a couple of queries, is there a method of taking the zest? And secondly like in cakes is there a test for checking whether cookies are done or not.
    Thanks
    Wish there was an option of putting up pictures of what my final ‘baked product’ looked like.4 stars

    • i usually grate zest when peels are on the oranges itself. its easy. you use a regular grater, but there are graters which just function in grating zest. usually i check for browning on the base. just flip two to three cookies with a heat proof spatula and see if the bases are light golden or golden. also sometimes i lightly press the cookies. if there is an finger imprint, it means the cookies are not done. but be careful while pressing, as the cookies are hot. they should look firm and well set.

  16. Awesome! Dassana, I just love your blog!
    I’m new to baking n doing a lot of experiments these days…and this is the third recipe I tried from your blog…my first one was Mawa cake which came out as ‘Perfect’! Second wasn’t baking but it was yumm..the Khoya barfi and today I baked these orange cookies…it’s yumm..a lil hard or i can say lil crunhy…but the flavour of orange is too good..zest did its magic.

    Thanks for sharing these recipe n most importantly the way you explain step by step with the images..its very helpful. 🙂

    Thanks again…keep adding the new recipes.

    Happy cooking/baking 😀4 stars

    • welcome aman. thanks a lot for the feedback on the recipes you have tried. happy baking and cooking. keep trying more recipes.

  17. Dasana ji u r great,wish can c u on YouTube5 stars

    • thanks anju.

  18. Hi Dassana,

    Lovely blog. I tried two things from your blog. First one is wheat pav and then this cookies… everything goes fine with me but I think baking time mentioned by you is too much. Reason being time for pav is 40-45 mins but mine just took 20 mins and cookies says 25 mins but mine starts turning dark brown and some lil black in 10 mins.

    Can you help with this or is someone else facing this problem?

    Thanks
    Mahek

    • thanks mahek. oven temperature varies from oven to oven. i always mention the time which my oven has taken to bake. did you bake in an OTG or in the convection mode of the microwave oven. probably your oven has a high temperature and thats why the baking time is quick. you can always check when the food is getting baked. when i try recipes from books etc, i always keep an eye while baking. and it always happens that there is always a difference in the time.

  19. Done and tasted……….yummy! Next time I will add a few drops of chocolate…Thanks

    • thanks. chocolate and orange… a lovely combo.

  20. wow, these cookies seems to have sunshine. It is really good to add the zest as it gives intense flavor to the cookies.
    thanks for sharing yummy recipes 🙂
    you are doing an inspirational work. keep it up5 stars

    • thanks.

  21. Hi Dassana – I tried this on Sat and they came out amazing. I am just experimenting with baking and to make a success of recipes like this is such a confidence booster !! Thanks and I totally LOVE your blog.
    Best,
    Aarthy5 stars

    • welcome aarthy. glad to know that you liked the blog.

  22. Just made the cookies today n they came out perfect. One question – if I were to substitute lemon for orange then should I reduce the quantity of juice as lemon has a stronger flavour than orange?

    • yes you will have to reduce the amount of lemon juice. may be about 1/4 to 1/3 cup should work.

  23. If using butter it still 1/2 cup?

    Thank you. Love your blog!

    • you can add 1/3 cup butter. i will add in recipe notes.

  24. looks fab and love this twist with orangy falvor.my favorite flavor and this came out super perfect

    • thanks ramya