Orange Zest Sugar Cookies Recipe for DIY Fathers Day Gifts


When is Fathers Day? Tomorrow!  Like baking? How about making him a batch of 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

More Fathers day Ideas

For more, visit  Fathers day Gifts: DIY fathers day gifts but also some ideas on what to buy, plus downloadable cards, gift tags, recipes, and loads of crafts and activity ideas for Father ‘s day.

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