Orange drop biscuits

Orange drop biscuits


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About this recipe: These cake-like biscuits are flavoured with orange zest and topped with a lovely orange icing. They're especially nice round Christmas and when oranges are in season.


Serves: 18 

  • 135g margarine
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Icing
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir 125ml orange juice and 1 teaspoon zest into the flour mixture.
  3. Cream margarine and caster sugar together. Mix egg into the sugar mixture thoroughly. Slowly blend flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased trays.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Make the icing: Mix icing sugar and 30g butter together until smooth. Pour 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1 teaspoon orange zest into the sugar and butter mixture, mix well. When the biscuits have cooled spread the icing generously over the tops of the biscuits.

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Reviews (2)


A lovely tender biscuit! Very simple to make as well. I did make three small changes--1) more sugar in the biscuit dough, 2) less orange juice, used only 60 ml. 3) made half the icing. Less sugar on top, more in the biscuits themselves. Auntem50 - 05 May 2012


Quick, easy recipe. Tasted surprisingly nice. - 04 Apr 2012

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