I baked these orange butter cookies in early March, exactly two dozen of them, and they are long gone. Rich with butter, Grand Marnier, and candied orange peel, they are fancy little sweets, but easy enough to make. For my taste they have a little too much going on, but would make a sweet holiday treat for giving away. If Kate would let me, that is. She enjoyed them more than I did.

Except perhaps for the sticky and tedious dicing of the candied orange peel, they were a quick distraction from the cares of the day. The recipe calls for tartlet pans which I lack, but the mini-muffin pan did a fine stand-in job. Once baked, they are flipped over and glazed while they are still warm from the oven. Pretty!


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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One Response to Biscotins

  1. D'Alta says:

    Very pretty and yummy sounding!

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