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Orange you glad I didn’t make banana cookies



  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of semolina flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 an egg
  • 1 tablespoon of triple sec (or other citrus liqueur)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • juice of 1/2 a clementine
  • zest of 1/2 a clementine
  • 2 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup of slivered almonds, sliced

Combine flours, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the olive oil and egg, mixing on medium speed until combined. Add the triple sec, clementine zest and juice and vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, slowly mixing to combine.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375. Remove the dough from the fridge and form into cookies, sort of the shape of Milano cookies (2″ long, 1/4″ thick). Place on a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly brown on the edges.

While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate in the microwave.

Let the cookies cool and top with the chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped almond slivers.


One comment on “Orange you glad I didn’t make banana cookies

  1. emmycooks
    February 22, 2012

    Those look great! Now I want dessert before dinner.

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This entry was posted on February 22, 2012 by in Peter Waterman's posts, Recipes.
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