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.
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
After reading other reviews about how the cookies spread out strangely, I made the dough into small balls and cooked them in batches of 6 as I tested sizes, I made the balls of dough slightly bigger until they were at a decent size and I could start with larger batches. My husband took them to work for his coworkers (along with Mrs. Siggs Snickerdoodles) and they were an absolute hit. They were thick and moist as some reviewers complained (personally I rather liked it, it was a nice change from the other Christmas cookies I made this year), but the frosting was a very nice touch (and very pretty as well!). I also followed another reviewer's advice and did not mix the zest in with the frosting but sprinkled it on after I had frosted the cookies: it made a very pretty and colorful presentation. I will definitely be making these again. - 08 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)