This orange cookie recipe is one of the simplest to follow. I learned it when I was just stepping into the world of baking and still haven’t found a simpler one. Just 15 mins to warm fruity bliss out of your oven. The dough can be kept in fridge for upto 2-3 days, so whenever I make them we have warm fresh cookies for 3 days. This time I made a big batch for a very special activity.
It was New Year’s Eve. It had been two weeks since I moved to a new country with a new language and with a lot of advice on security measures. I was already feeling too constrained. How will I volunteer if I can’t go out alone? How will I learn the language if I don’t interact with people on the streets? How will I connect with people if I don’t learn the language soon?
And then it clicked! I don’t need a language to connect. All it needs is a lot of love for one heart to talk to another. What really made me come out of the mode was reading acts of kindness that many friends did over Christmas on streets of Mumbai, Delhi and even Dubai. So what’s stopping me from doing that in Angola.
With New Year started my Volunteering in Angola and lots of people joined in spreading the cheer as we made New Year cards, baked cookies and distributed them with lot of love and smiles! Here’s a small post I wrote about the day on Volunteer Weekly.
By Ashima Goyal Siraj
Preparation time: |Baking time: |Serves: Makes about 40 cookies
150 gms butter, softened
200 gms castor sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
Zest of 2 oranges
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
200gms plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
Take out, put in a tray; serve with a lot of love to everyone 🙂 Here’s me an Ioana wishing everyone in our building.
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