Orange, Nutmeg,and Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies

This is the first time I have ever tried to actually making anything food wise for any of my blogs. I have definitely baked a time or two in the past, so I am no stranger. Since we are slowly inching our way into the fall, I decided to bake something with all of the flavors I wanted for this time of year. Shortbread is such a great canvas for any flavors you want to add. These are really quick cookies to make, and they pack in a ton of flavor too!

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This is recipe is from scratch, which makes it pretty customizable to whatever your favorite flavors are. This is my equivalent to a rain dance, but I am hoping for fall to come! These take about thirty minutes to make, and have relatively inexpensive ingredients. This made about thirty cookies, which is more than enough for me! I originally saw this recipe from Poppydeyes.com, and I changed her version to fit more of my tastes. If you are planning on trying a different combination, then there are tons of websites that help you out with flavor combinations if you are unsure!

What you’ll need for the cookies

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Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Combine softened butter, powdered sugar, and orange juice. Add salt as well.

Step 3: Add small amounts of flour into the mixture, mixing completely each time. This is going to take some time, but is essential to having a smooth batter. Add your nutmeg and cinnamon into taste. I suggest adding a little at a time to make sure all flavors are present.

Step 4: Roll your cookie batter into small  balls, gently press to flatten the cookies, and bake for six minutes. These cookies do not brown when you bake them, so make sure it is only six minutes!

Step 5: Allow the cookies to cool down and firm. While these are cooling, let’s make the glaze for our cookies.

Step 6: Combine powdered sugar, orange juice, and milk. Cookies do not need a ton of glaze, a little goes a long way. After this has been spooned onto the cookies, add orange zest and you are all done!

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