Best Soft Orange Glaze Cookies

Oh, my taste buds are tingling just thinking about the Best Soft Orange Glaze Cookies!

These little bites of heaven are an absolute delight for citrus lovers like me.

Bursting with a perfect balance of tangy and sweet flavors, these cookies are unbelievably soft and melt-in-your-mouth tender.

My simple step-by-step recipe, complete with mouthwatering photos, will guide you through the process of effortlessly preparing these delicious treats.

Once they’re done, drizzle some orange glaze over the cookies and savor the delicate flavors.

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Now, let’s tall about how to make Best Soft Orange Glaze Cookies without a rolling pin or special cookie cutters.

It’s as easy as shaping the dough into a log and cutting it into circles.

This clever technique ensures that you’ll have beautifully shaped butter cookies in no time, without any unnecessary hassle.

To make the cutting process even smoother and prevent any deformities, simply pop the dough log into the refrigerator beforehand.

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Butter can be substituted with margarine in this recipe.

But be aware that doing so will result in the loss of those delightful creamy notes that make these cookies truly special.

Additionally, keep in mind that margarine contains salt, so you’ll need to adjust the recipe accordingly.

For an extra burst of flavor, I highly recommend decorating these homemade cookies with an orange glaze.

This heavenly glaze requires just 2 common ingredients: powdered sugar and orange juice.

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Prepare to be amazed by the incredible taste of these homemade cookies, adorned with a tantalizing glaze and infused with the essence of oranges.

The addition of orange zest lends a delightful citrus flavor to this tender delicacy.

While dried zest can be used, freshly grated orange zest offers a more robust taste.

And if you take the extra step of grinding fresh orange zest with sugar, the citrus aroma will burst forth even more powerfully, creating an unforgettable sensory experience.

So, why wait? Treat yourself and your loved ones to the irresistible allure of these homemade wanders!

Trust me, there’s nothing better than enjoying these homemade treats alongside a steaming cup of hot tea.

how to cook Best Soft Orange Glaze Cookies?


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To start, preheat your oven to 180°C (350⁰F). In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, giving it a good stir.


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Next, take a large bowl and add softened butter. Use a mixer at medium speed to beat the butter until it becomes creamy. Then, gradually add sugar while continuing to beat the mixture.

TIPS: If your butter is too hard, a few seconds in the microwave can soften it up and make it easier to whip.

TIPS: Instead of using butter, you can opt for good quality margarine. It works just as well! But keep in mind that margarine contains salt. So, you might want to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe. Just a little heads up!


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Once the sugar and butter are well combined, add the eggs and mix everything together thoroughly.


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Don’t forget to add some orange zest to give the dough a delightful flavor.

TIPS: Want to make the orange flavor in the cookies even better? Just grind some sugar with freshly grated orange zest. Trust me, it’s a game-changer!


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Now, it’s time to add the flour mixture into the sugar-butter mixture. Gradually add the flour mixture while stirring with a wooden spoon until the dough becomes smooth.


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Shape the dough into a log and wrap it tightly in cling film. Let it chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. This step helps the dough firm up and makes it easier to work with.


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After the dough has chilled, take it out and cut it into slices about 1 cm thick.


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Grease a baking sheet with oil and line it with parchment paper. Place the sliced dough on the prepared baking sheet, making sure to leave at least 2 cm of space between each cookie.


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Now, pop the baking sheet with the cookies into the preheated oven at 180°C (350⁰F) and bake them for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t overcook.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.


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Once the cookies are done baking, leave them on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


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While the cookies are cooling, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and orange juice until you achieve a smooth consistency.

TIPS: When it comes to glaze, I’ve got you covered. If it’s too thick for your liking, simply add a little more orange juice. On the other hand, if it’s too thin, sprinkle in some powdered sugar to thicken it up.

TIPS: Now, here’s one more head up about glaze. It hardens pretty quickly. So, make sure to use it right away to avoid any clumpy disasters.


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To pour the glaze on the cookies, use a pastry bag without a nozzle. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies, making them look even more tempting.


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Now, it’s time to enjoy the Best Soft Orange Glaze Cookies! Serve them with a cup of tea and some fresh oranges.

Best Soft Orange Glaze Cookies


  • Flour – 1 1/4 cup (200 g)
  • Baking powder – 1/2 tsp. (3 g)
  • Salt – 1/3 tsp. (2 g)
  • Softened butter – 1/2 cup (120 g)
  • Sugar – 2/5 cup (80 g)
  • Orange zest – 2 tsp. (8 g)
  • Eggs – 1 pc. (50 g)

for the glaze

  • Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup (100 g)
  • Orange juice – 4 tsp. (20 g)

Cooking steps:

  1. Add flour, baking powder and salt to a medium bowl and stir.
  2. Place softened butter in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed, add sugar, continue beating until creamy. Add eggs, mix well. Add orange zest and stir.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar-butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Form a log from the resulting dough, wrap it in cling film and put it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  4. Cut the chilled dough into 1 cm thick circles. Place the circles on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Bake cookies in an oven preheated to 180°C (350⁰F) for 15-20 minutes. Leave the finished cookies on the baking sheet until they cool completely.


  1. Put powdered sugar into a small bowl, add orange juice, mix thoroughly until smooth.
  2. Pour the glaze over cooled cookies.


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