Cookies made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Orange juice – Portokalokouloura

Ingredients :

  • 0.44 pounds  – 200 gr olive oil
  • 120 gr orange juice
  • grated zest from 1 orange
  • 1/4 pounds  – 200 gr granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cognac
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.3 pounds  – 600gr flour
  • a generous amount of sesame seeds, optional

If you do not want to use 1/2 cup of cognac you can substitute cognac with orange juice.

Directions :

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Combine the olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, sugar and cognac in a bowl using a hand whisk.
  • In a larger bowl, add the flour and all of the remaining ingredients apart from the sesame seeds. Mix with a spoon.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix with a spoon until both mixtures are completely incorporated. If necessary, add a little more flour. The dough is ready to be kneaded… It should be soft so it can be easier to work with.
  • Shape into rings. Coat in sesame seeds.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper and place cookies in pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden.

Source Petretzikis Akis

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