Cointreau Biscuit Wreaths – Willey’s Weekly Bake 115

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This weeks bake I was stuck for ideas, wanting to get into something Christmas related but not wanting to bore everyone with getting overly excited about Christmas when it is only mid November. I love Christmas and Christmas baking is one of my favourite things to do, the spices, orange, chocolate, alcohol, dried fruit there are just so many wonderful Christmas bakes. I am aiming to include more recipes on here this year sharing my family favourites, including mince pies which I bake every year without fail and most of them are gone that same day! To start off slowly introducing us into the Christmas spirt I made these Cointreau Wreaths, traditionally Cognac wreaths but I mixed it up to make it my own and not being a lover of brandy mixed it out for orange instead. I based my recipe off a simple Swedish Cake and Cookies book which I received for my birthday back in the summer.

Ingredients 

  • 2 Cups of Plain flour (Sorry I didn’t convert into grams I just use my cup measurers but if you google you can convert it easily)
  • 1/2 Cup of Caster sugar
  • 200g Salted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp of Cointreau
  • Zest of 1 orange

 

Method 

  1. Mix together the flour and sugar in a large bowl. 3140BC07-6D89-4D40-9766-3985178A4134
  2. Cut up the butter into small pieces and rub into the sugar-flour mix until it resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Add the cointreau and orange zest and bring the mixture together until it forms a smooth dough. D9BB3471-1E3E-4E49-9E97-17E72A7FEA8B
  4. Wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour to harden. FE8517EA-08FE-4F57-A30B-18E247CF8F51
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  6. Taking walnut sized pieces of dough roll the dough on a work bench into 10cm long sausages. Be careful not to rip the dough. D1E77C1A-E2DD-4470-BF7A-793A41A937AD
  7. Taking two lengths wrap and twist the strands together and join the ends together to form a wreath. BA881799-FC35-4503-BCDC-FD911B8213D0
  8. Place the wreaths on a baking tray making sure there is enough space between them as they will spread a little. 90BECC07-DAAA-4BD1-BA70-E478D5F02920
  9. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden.

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