Orange Pumpkin Cookies


In autumn I absolutely love baking and it makes me feel so cosy. I found this recipe online and I love the idea of it because I really like citrus-y tastes. Even though it has a pumpkin design and Halloween was yesterday, I really like the idea of a face and you could make it into anything you wanted! You could also swap the orange for lemon if you prefer lemon. I will definitely be trying out this recipe soon. 


140g butter, softened
175g plain flour
50g icing sugar
finely grated zest 1 medium orange
For the filling
100g mascarpone
1 tsp icing sugar
25g plain chocolate (55% cocoa solids is fine), melted

For the glaze

50g icing sugar
about 1 tbsp orange juice

1.Preheat the oven to fan 160C/ conventional 180C/gas 4. Put the butter in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add the flour, icing sugar and orange zest and beat together to make a softish dough. Knead into a ball and wrap in cling film. Chill for 1 hour

2.Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 3mm. Cut 24 circles with a 7.5 cm round plain cutter. Put them on a couple of baking sheets.

3.Using a small sharp knife, cut out faces on 12 of the circles. Gather up the spare biscuit dough and press into pumpkin stem shapes (optional), trimming with a sharp knife. Press to the top of each biscuit with a knife to join. Make lines on the face biscuits with the back of a roundbladed knife, to look like the markings on a pumpkin. Bake all the biscuits for about 15 minutes until pale golden. Leave to set for a while, then cool completely on a wire rack.

4.Mix the glaze ingredients to make a smooth, runny icing, adding a bit more juice if needed, then set aside. For the filling, beat the mascarpone with the icing sugar, then stir in the cooled melted chocolate.

5.Spread the filling over the cooled plain biscuits, then press the ‘face’ ones on top – do this just before you want to eat them, otherwise they go soft. Brush with the glaze, using a clean paint brush or pastry brush. Eat the same day.

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  1. These look absolutely amazing! sO effective! x

  2. Looks & sounds delicious, I really hope I'll find the time for some baking soon :) x


  3. These look delicious - not just for Halloween either (I'm a big pumpkin fan regardless of the season!) Lily xx

  4. These look so yummy! Definitely going to try these out- I'll make them into leaves or something for Thanksgiving! xx

  5. these look incredible! I will definitely be trying these out soon, Another Great post Laura xxx

  6. These look lovely!
    Grace xx


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