Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Orange & Lime Bitters Rosette Cookie

I know what you are thinking. Yeah, suddenly I have evolved into a mind reader. You must be thinking, what's with both of the combination of these citrus; orange and lime bitters. Let me tell you, it was a pure innocent mistake. Or is it? Well, we will never really know anyway. However, boy! this "mistake" made me wanted to reach not one or two but three or four of these ORANGE & LIME BITTERS ROSETTE COOKIES.


Aromatic, crumbly butter cookie; the best I had if  I say so, where it's been my go to basic butter cookies ever since. This time round, the butter cookie is switched up, flavoured with fresh orange zest and then baked to golden perfection. Crisps on the edges and crumbly in the middle. Doesn't that sound heavenly? I didn't want to stop just right there. I then made my own orange & lime bitters butter cream, piped a generous amount and sandwiched the cream in between these buttery cookies.
From my INSTAGRAM ;)
Did I mention that these ORANGE & LIME BITTERS ROSETTE COOKIES tastes even better when chilled in the fridge? It's like eating a chocolate covered biscuit, and the only difference is that this time it's not covered in chocolate but sandwich with the luscious creamy melt in the melt citrus buttercream. Serve it with tea or a glass of milk and will instantly change this simple treat into something decadent without feeling the guilt.



Orange & Lime Bitters Rosette Cookie
by Chic & Gorgeous Treats                                          


* Makes slightly over 2 dozen sandwiched cookies.
* Citrus Buttercream is slightly tart, and not overly sweet and complements the orange butter cookie.
* Store in airtight container in a fridge roughly up to a week if it’s not devoured within 2-3 days.
* Cookies tastes even better when chilled in a fridge.

INGREDIENTS
           
Orange Butter Cookie
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup caster sugar
230g unsalted cold butter, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
zest of half an orange
pinch of salt

Orange & Lime Bitters Butter Cream
150g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup -3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/4 tablespoon Sunquick orange cordial
1/2 tablespoon lime bitters cordial

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large bowl with a paddle attachment attached to a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar for about 2 minutes. Stop and scrape sides of the bowl. Beat the mixture for another 1 minute. Beat in egg and pure vanilla extract until well combined.

2. Meanwhile, sift together baking powder and flour in another bowl. Add the flour mixture and orange zest all at once to the cream butter and sugar and mix until it becomes moist large bread crumbs that holds together slightly.  Transfer into a piping bag with a large star tip (Wilton 1M) attached. Pipe cookie mixture onto baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 6-8 minutes or until cookies turn golden in colour. Set cookie aside to cool.

3.  To make Orange and Lime Buttercream; using a paddle attachment attached, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add
sifted powdered sugar a tablespoon at a time and beat until well combined. Then add the flavour aromatics and beat for another 1 minute until they are well combined. If citrus buttercream is a little too soft to pipe, chill citrus buttercream in the fridge to allow it to harden and set. Spread or pipe citrus buttercream onto one side of a cookie and top it with another cookie. ENJOY!

**NOTE: Taste as you go along while preparing the citrus buttercream. Reduce the powdered sugar should you like your citrus buttercream to be extra tart. Add lime or orange zest, for additional kick.


xx


31 comments:

  1. Jo, there is no way that these cookies are not devoured within 2-3 days. I give it 30 minutes tops when the other cookie lovers are around. Love that rose shaped buttercream, such a shame to squash it :)

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    1. Hi PH! These cookies were gone by day 2 :D. Which means, I get to make them again. LOL..

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  2. The cookies are gorgeous and I love the orange-lime combination. Also your photos are great because it feels like I'm following a cookie trail. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for coming over Spicie Foodie!! I'm glad my cookie trail shots worked this time.. It was so hard, to not want to take a bite in between shots :P

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  3. The Cookies look great, you had made ​​these cookies last week when I was at home a lot of oranges ;P

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    1. Yeayy! I love butter cookies infused with any form of citrus zest. They seriously taste AWESOME ♥

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  4. These sound and look amazing! Love the orange and lime combination. Your pictures are gorgeous. Have a great day! :)

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    1. Hi Liz! Thanks for coming over.. and am glad you liked my photos. Will be coming over to check up on you too. Cheers!

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  5. One of the tastier and more beautiful mistakes no doubt :)
    Love it!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Maybe it's good to make some whoops moments once a while and see what happens next ;) ♥

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  6. What a gorgeous little cookie! Oh and that butter cream with the orange and lime bitters - YUM! I have some orange bitters, now I need to find some lime bitters. Beautiful post!

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    1. Thanks MJS! The citrus buttercream had one of my colleague licking her fingers :). Have a great week!!!

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    1. Thanks Alice and am glad you came over. Am skipping my way over to you right now ;).

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  8. These are spectacular, Jo!!! And besides being beautiful, I know they taste amazing. I've never met a buttercream I didn't love ;)

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    1. =D THANKS Lizzy! I am always grinning away with your supportive words. Truly appreciate that. I seriously love buttercream, and almost in every flavour.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous :) I want one! haha x

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    1. Anytime for you Nic! Perhaps when I do come by OZ again, we shall meet up? ♥, Jo

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  10. You sure make some gorgeous treats! Everytime I visit your blog, I want to bite into my screen. I want 10 - no, 20 - of these!

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    1. Hi Jen! LOL.. this really makes my Monday. Laughter is certainly the best medicine ;). I feel the exactly the same every single time I am over at your amazing blog. Your photos are seriously mouth watering :P. ♥

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  11. I love how golden these cookies baked! They sound so good & they're beautiful!

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    1. Meg, glad you popped over. I have always been drooling secretly over your baked goodies. Thanks for the support back ;0! Here's to another year of drool worthy treats. ♥, Jo

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  12. Omg !!! These look amazing , wish I had one right now *slurp* .

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  13. These cookies are so very beautiful, Jo. Citrus buttercream sounds really amazing to go with these cookies.

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    1. Thanks Angie! I sure hope I can keep up and make prettier looking treats. Have a great week. ♥

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  14. Hi Jo, I’m happy to see that you are still making tasty gorgeous treats! I am seriously jealous of your baking and piping skills. Hope you are well and that we run into each other more often this year. X

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    1. Hi Lilly! How're you? It's been a long time indeed. Here's hoping to another wonderful year of food blogging. Till then, have a great week. ♥

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  15. such a unique cookie Jo! it sounds AMAZING! and they look absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Beautiful Jo!!!
    You know not only they look delicious they look insanely beautiful as well...

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