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These are the second favourite biscuits at my home. I've been making them for about 10-11 years now, and never found anyone who didn't like them. Found the recipe long time ago in a magazine.


  • 300 g flour (10.5 oz)
  • 100 g powdered sugar (3.5 oz)
  • 200 g cold butter (7 oz)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tblsp finely grated orange peel
  • + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tblsp milk
  • 1 tblsp granulated sugar
  • orange marmelade
  • apricot jam


  • Sift the flour with salt and sugar on the kneeding board. Add finely grated orange peel and chopped butter.
  • Rub the butter into flour/sugar mixture with the tips of your fingers creating crumbs.
  • Add yolks and mix everything quickly, kneeding slightly to get smooth dough. Form a ball, cover with plastic foil and chill in the fridge for 1/2 hour.
  • Roll it out between two sheets of baking paper to 2 mm thick.
  • Use either flower or heart shaped cookie cutter in two different sizes (or use a plain, small round cutter for "holes").
  • Cut the biscuit and place on a baking tin covered with baking paper. Make a "hole" in half of the biscuits with a small cutter. Collect the leftovers, form a ball again and chill before rolling it out and cutting more biscuits. Repeat until you have used it all.
  • Beat slightly an egg yolk with milk. Brush the biscuits with yolk/milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Bake for 10-12 mins at 175°C (350F).
  • Leave the biscuits to cool on a wire rack.
  • Spread a teaspoon of orange marmelade on a whole biscuit and cover with the second biscuit (with a hole).
  • Warm 2 tblsp of apricot jam with 2 tblsp of water (or orange juice) and fill the holes on the finished biscuits.

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