Orange tea cookies use the zest of one orange to give them their orange flavor. Replace the orange zest with lemon or lime zest for a different taste.
Cream together –
1/2 cup butter or shortening
1/2 cup sugar
yolk of 1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 tsp salt
rind of 1 orange
Add in 1 cup of flour
Incorporate flour into wet ingredients just until mixed. You should have a thick batter.
Roll batter into balls and place on a cookie sheet one inch apart. Flatten balls with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes.
If you like citrus flavours try Citrus Nut Clusters