250g plain flour
175g butter or marg
grated rind of 1 orange
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp icing sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix the flour and the butter until you have a breadcrumb-like texture
Add the orange rind, cinnamon and sugar
Mix everything together
The recipe says to add 2 tbsp water to form a dough but I found my mixture was sticky enough already so I didn't do this. Next roll it out on a surface lightly dusted with flour or icing sugar and cut out Christmassy shapes.
Place on a greased and lined baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your biscuits. The recipe I used doesn't actually give the oven temperature so I guessed and did them at about 160C (fan).
Leave to cool on a wire rack then mix icing sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
I packaged these up in another of the cute cake tins I bought from Ikea - they were three for £5 featuring a large rectangular tin, a medium sized square tin and a small round tin.
I hope the recipient likes them!
I have already sent poor Ros countless entries for this month's Alphabakes as everything I've been baking seems to begin with the letter S... and this shortbread is no exception! Sorry Ros, you're probably getting fed up with me now.....
I expect Calendar Cakes has had a lot of entries this month too as their theme is Christmas! So I am also sending this to the challenge hosted by Laura of Laura Loves Cakes and Rachel of Dolly Bakes.