Ginger Orange Snow Dusted Cookies

Ginger Orange Snow Dusted Cookie Recipe

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One inch round shortbread cookie with candied ginger, diced orange peel, and cashews  dusted with confectioner’s sugar like snow on a winter day.



1 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar + 1 cup for dusting

2 teaspoons orange extract

2 teaspoons orange zest

21/4 cups cake flour

1 cup chopped cashews

1/2 cup diced crystalized ginger

1/2 cup diced orange peel


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioner’s sugar until blended.
  2. Beat in lemon extract and peel, add crystalized ginger, orange peel and cashews.
  3. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350.
  5. Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Allow cookies to cool 5 minutes before removing from baking pan.
  8. Roll cookies in reserved confectioner’s sugar.  Re roll cookies right before serving with confectioner’s sugar to resemble dusted snow.


To Substitute all-purpose flour for cake flour just reduce to flour to 2 cups instead of 2 -1/4 cups.