Easy orange zest sugar cookies recipe to make for Fathersday


Indulge in the delightful blend of tangy citrus and sweet flavors with our irresistible Orange Sugar Cookies recipe. These heavenly treats will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Perfect for any occasion, these cookies are a delightful twist on the traditional sugar cookie recipe. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, our step-by-step guide will ensure that you achieve a batch of deliciously aromatic orange sugar cookies that are guaranteed to impress. Let’s dive into this zesty recipe and experience the burst of citrus goodness!

When is Fathers Day? Tomorrow? Like baking?

How about making him a batch of these orange zest sugar cookies as DIY Fathers day gifts?

He’s sure to love the ones that spell his name: DAD.

diy Fathers day gifts orange zest sugar cookies recipe

Cheery Orange Zest Sugar Cookies

Slightly tangy, melts in the mouth. Serve them with icing to brighten them up and make them extra-special. For Fathers day.

The Orange Zest Sugar Cookies Recipe Ingredients

  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 60 g unsalted butter, diced + extra for greasing the oven trays / pans
  • 60 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 1/2 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of runny honey
For the optional icing:
  • 225 g sieved icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh orange juice


  • step 1: preheat oven to 350 F |  180 C.
  • step 2: sieve flour in bowl and rub butter into the flour to a crumble meal
  • step 3: add sugar, orange zest, honey and egg to the batter and combine till a firm dough forms.
  • step 4: with your hands, form a ball of dough and then transform that into a long log with a diameter of approx. 2 inch|5 cm.< Chill covered into the fridge for 1 –1.5 hrs., till firm.
  • step 5: cut log into 20-22 slices and place on prepared baking sheet (* greased and lightly dusted with flour)
  • step 6: bake for 7-9 minutes and let cool.
  • step 7: mix sugar with orange juice till smooth.
  • step 8: using a piping bag, design patterns with your icing onto your cookies.

recipe source:  DK Children’s Cookbook

Enjoy the Citrus Bliss!

Once the orange sugar cookies have cooled completely, they are ready to be devoured! These tender and buttery cookies with a vibrant burst of orange flavor will surely become a crowd favorite. Serve them alongside a hot cup of tea or share them with loved ones during special gatherings. The enchanting aroma and tangy taste will leave everyone wanting more.

In conclusion, our Orange Sugar Cookies recipe offers a delightful twist to the classic sugar cookie, infusing it with the refreshing essence of oranges. By following our easy-to-follow instructions, you can bake a batch of these zesty treats that are sure to impress. Enjoy the process of baking and savor the mouthwatering results of this irresistible citrus-infused delight.

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