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!