Zesty Orange Cream Biscuits
It's a well known fact within the Bookery community that we are big fan of citrus-based sweets. These zesty Orange Cream Biscuits are no expection to the rule... bursting with tangy orange flavours that scream 'eat me!'. We won't say no.
For the biscuits
85g cream cheese
225g butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups plain flour
2 tablespoons orange zest
For the orange cream filling
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
Heat the oven to a moderate temperature. Line several baking sheets with baking paper.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, sugar, orange zest, egg yolk and vanilla with an electric beater or by hand until fluffy. Gradually mix in the flour and stir until just combined.
Roll the pastry out on a well floured surface with cut out 3cm circles (or desired biscuit size) will a cookie cutter, glass or circle shaped impliment!
Bake the cookies until the edges just begin to brown (about 15 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
While the biscuits are cooling, to make the filling, beat all filling ingredients together in a bowl. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
To assemble biscuits, place a heaped teaspoon of filling on to one half of the biscuit. Gentlely place the second biscuits, sandwich style, on top. Press down light to adhere. Repeat the process and refridgerate until set. Dust with icing sugar and serve with your favourite tea.