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Orange sweetheart cookies

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3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Easy
These little cookies can be cut into whatever shape you choose - try hearts for Valentine's Day.

Ingredients

Low Fat Spread

125 g

Light Brown Sugar

125 g

Egg, whole, raw

1 medium, raw

Baking powder

1 teaspoons, level

Orange(s)

1 zest(s) of 1

Unsweetened Orange Juice

2 tablespoons

Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoons, level

Plain White Flour

250 g, plain

Instructions

  1. Mix the first seven ingredients together and beat with an electric whisk or hand whisk until fluffy.
  2. Stir in the flour until well mixed and then chill the mixture for up to 2 hours, until firm. (Sometimes this isn't necessary, it just depends on the temperature of the margarine and whether the dough is too soft and sticky to roll out).
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6 and line two baking trays with nonstick baking paper.
  4. Roll or pat out the dough on to a floured surface and then cut into shapes and transfer to the baking tray with a palette knife.
  5. Bake for 6-10 mins, until golden around the edges and then cool on a rack before decorating.

Notes

Dust them with icing sugar to decorate.