This simple recipe for Orange Rosemary Cookies is my herby variation using Jamie Oliver’s Basic Cookie Recipe from his Ministry of Food book, which is perhaps the most used cookbook in our house! Whenever I am not sure how to do something, the answer is always in there. I have never made cookies before, but these are really delicious… and I am guessing will not be around for long once the boys spot them!!
I chose to use the flavours of rosemary and orange simply because we had oranges to use up, and I love the combination of orange and rosemary.
The recipe says its makes about 15 cookies; my batch of dough resulted in 12 although the size of my Orange & Rosemary Cookies is a little inconsistent!
Orange Rosemary Cookie Ingredients:
125g butter at room temperature
100g golden caster sugar
1 large free range egg
100g plain flour
25g porridge oats
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
A generous sprig of rosemary
To make the Orange Rosemary Cookies:
Put the butter, caster sugar, plain flour, porridge oats, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Crack your egg into a mug, beat well and add to the mix. Finely chop the rosemary, and combine with the zest of the orange plus a little squeeze of orange juice in a pestle and mortar and add to the mix. Whizz all together until you have a smooth mix.
Spoon the cookie dough onto a sheet of cling film and roll into a sausage with a diameter of around 7cm, and put in the freezer for half an hour.
To Bake the Orange Rosemary Cookies:
Preheat the oven to 190°C. Remove your cookie dough from the freezer and cut into 1cm thick slices. Spread the slices onto teo non-stick baking trays (or lightly greased trays) making sure you leave plenty of space between cookies as they will spread – more than you think – whilst cooking. Bake in the middle of the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before moving onto a wire rack to cool and crisp up.
Ok my Orange Rosemary Cookies may not live up to Jamie Oliver’s standards for consistency and presentation, but they sure do taste amazing!