orange crinkle cookies
these orange crinkle cookies are made from fresh orange juice, whole wheat flour and gram flour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 12 to 14 cookies
- 1 medium orange - yields approx 1/3 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
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.