These delicate, crispy cookies have a lacelike appearance and are delicious served with tea -- or combine them with Melon with Orange-Ginger Syrup for an impressive dessert.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a Silpat (a nonstick baking mat), or parchment paper, on a baking sheet; set aside. Combine corn syrup, sugar, butter, and Cointreau in a small saucepan set over low heat; stir until butter melts. Remove from heat. Add flour, orange zest, and salt; stir until combined.

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  • Drop heaping teaspoons of batter onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 1/2 inches apart. Place sheet in oven; bake until cookies spread out, bubble, and turn golden brown, about 14 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand until cookies firm slightly, about 4 minutes. Using a spatula, remove cookies from sheet; place on a wire rack, and let cool until crisp. Repeat until all batter has been used, stirring batter in between batches. Cool cookies completely.

Reviews (18)

6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
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04/05/2011
You could use orange extract instead of the alcohol.
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03/22/2011
what can you use instead of alcohol.
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03/22/2011
Instead of Cointreau, you could use Grand Marnier. It is a great orange-flavored liquor. All you would need would be a mini bottle.
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03/22/2011
You could just by a "nip" you know the small bottles like they have on airplanes.
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03/22/2011
I'll use triple sec as I already have it. The problem with switching to something like orange blossom water is that alcohol is often needed as it causes a chemical reaction in the batter. You might try vodka and extra orange rind, I've done that with lemon flavored cookies.
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06/05/2010
It seems a little much to buy a bottle of liquer just to make 36 cookies. Is there a substitute? Something that would be a little more economical?
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04/19/2010
Can I use " Orange Blossom Water" instead of Cointreau ? it has strong orange flavor.
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04/16/2010
cointreau is an orange flavored liquer...potent flavor addition to such a delicate cookie. The rind is very important to add that certain something that soooo enhances the flavor . Enjoy, mykele
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04/15/2010
what is cointreau?
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04/15/2010
Lahlah, Orange juice would probably work if you reduced it. Start with double the volume the recipe calls for, and cook it over medium-low heat until it evaporates down to the amount you need. Then it'll have that intense flavor that a liqueur would have.
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04/15/2010
I substituted the Italian lemon liquer in the place of the orange to serve with hot tea, and they were perfect for an afternoon tea or late night goodie with a cup of hot tea with honey and lemon.
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04/15/2010
If you want to add chocolate, dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate or spread the bottom side with melted chocolate. I make Florentine cookies like this and they are wonderful.
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04/15/2010
If you want to add chocolate, dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate or spread the bottom side with melted chocolate. I make Florentine cookies like this and they are wonderful.
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04/15/2010
Would orange juice work as an acceptable substitute for the Cointreau? We have a small citrus grove
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08/05/2009
Make sure you cook them long enough; they must be golden brown or they will not crisp up. Pretty good but not amazing.
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07/29/2009
These remind me of Lexi's Choc Chip cookies.....Wouldn't it be great to add some mini chips, or even some melted chocolate to these?!? Orange
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07/29/2009
These look amazing - can they be made ahead and frozen?
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06/18/2008
These are absolutely delicious.Be sure to only put 6 on each sheet for cooking though ,they really spread out.