Rye and Orange Cookies Christmas Cookies 7

December 22nd

A shot of me taking the photo for the blog
Today I share with you the last of the seven cookies baked during Advent in our house this year.  Today's cookies make the house smell so Christmassy with the addition of orange zest. This dough Cookie 7 needs no kneading or resting so is uber quick and a great one to make with the little people too. Again the recipe comes from the talented Dane, Trine Hahnemann

You will need:

♥  50 g butter
♥  125 g rye flakes
♥  250 g caster sugar
Adding in the sugar, the texture is wonderful
♥  2 eggs, lightly beaten
♥  2 tbsp plain flour
♥  2 tsp baking powder
♥  2 tsp finely grated orange zest
♥  pinch salt

NOTE: If you cannot get hold of rye flakes then use a muesli flake base, it often has some rye flakes in it too. It will taste as good just may have a slightly different texture, but that is OK


1  Melt butter and mix with rye flakes.
2  Stir in the sugar, beaten eggs in the same bowl.
3  In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, zest and salt.
After adding in the eggs,
it's very gloopy looking
4  Stir the flour mix into the rye mix.
5  Using 2 teaspoons drop small mounds onto a lined baking tray spacing each well apart, these cookies spread. (I suggest a heaped teaspoon worth, not any more, see below photographs)
6  Bake in oven at 180 degrees for approximately 10  minutes.
7  Allow to cool a little first on the baking trays before transferring them, you may need a palette knife to ease them away.
8  When cold store in an air tight container, they can last for up to 3 weeks if you can resist nibbling away at them.

Although not mixed together, I added
this photo to show you how much zest I added

This was equivalent to 1 tablespoon of mixture, this is TOO MUCH

This was equivalent to a heaped teaspoon of mixture, JUST RIGHT

Left: baked teaspoon cookie ~ good size
Right: baked tablespoon cookie ~ way too big
Match box for size comparison

As long as you did not add to much mixture to your mounds for baking the cookies should have come out a great size and add a completely different texture and appearance to the usual Christmas cookies that are on offer at this time of year.

Rye and Orange Cookies

  I hope you have enjoyed seeing the 7 cookies I have baked this year, do let me know if you have made any of them or any from past years.  


  1. Wow, they really do look impressive my kind of cookie. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

    1. The ones that were the correct size were absolutely the best, must be more careful next time

  2. Your recipes are just toooo delicious. Looking forward to trying this one.


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