Tonka Bean Orange Shortbread Bites

Makes about 90 bite sized cookies Prep Time 30 minutes   Cook Time 12 minutes   Rated:

When in Bruges recently (see how I just name dropped so easily there??) I visited an ultra cute biscuit or cookie store. Their shelves were full of cute little buttery bites similar to this. Thus the inspo. I would say their biscuits were more sable (translated as 'sand' from French into English) so a more crumbly mixture than this one. The egg yolk acts as a bit of glue and you do get a lovely buttery flavour on top of the subtle note of tonka bean and orange zest. They look amazing in a big jar. And they keep really well in the fridge or freezer.

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Need

Do

1  

Preheat oven to 160°C and line 2 baking trays with paper.

2  

Pour sprinkles into a dish or oven tray with a flat base. Set aside.

3  

Place sugar, orange zest, tonka bean, rice flour and salt into the Thermomix bowl. Mill 10 sec/speed 10. Scrape bowl and repeat.

4  

Add butter and chop 6 sec/speed 6.

5  

Add flour and egg yolk and combine 6 sec/speed 6. Or until mixture comes together.

6  

Tip mixture out onto a lightly floured bench and roll into 4 logs. The thinner the log, the smaller the cookie. Wrap loosely in a silpat mat and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

7  

With wet hands, wet one log of cookie dough slightly before rolling it into the sprinkles. If you want full coverage of sprinkles, lightly press them in and roll again.

8  

Repeat with remaining logs of dough.

9  

Cut into rounds and place on prepared trays for 12 minutes or until slightly browned. They will harden a little on cooling.

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