Ingredients

300 g butter
300 g granulated sugar
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
2 eggs, medium
120 g orange juice
orange zest, of 2 oranges
50 g brandy
1 kilo all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
50 g milk
1 pinch salt
cloves, for the eyes
1 egg yolk, diluted in 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

1.Preheat the oven to 190ο C (375ο F) set to fan.
2.In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and beat with the paddle attachment at medium speed for 5 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy.
3.Then, add the eggs one by one, the orange zest and juice, the cognac, and keep beating.
4.In a bowl add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and mix with a spoon.
5.Add half of the solid ingredients into the mixer, the milk, the salt, and keep beating for 1-2 minutes.
6.Remove the bowl from the mixer, add the remaining solid ingredients, and mix with a serving spoon until the ingredients are homogenized. Then, knead with your hands until a dough is formed.
7.Your cookies will be shaped like bunnies.
8.Cut a 30 g piece, shape it into a strip, and swirl it like a snail. In this way, you will create the body of the bunny.
9.Cut a 15 g piece, shape it into a small strip, and roll it in the shape of a fish. In this way, you will create the head of the bunny. Add a clove to create the bunny’s eye.
10.Cut a 3 g piece and shape it into a ball. In this way, you will create the tail of the bunny.
11.Follow the same process for the whole dough.
12.Transfer the cookies into baking pans lined with parchment paper, spread with the egg wash, and bake for 15-20 minutes.
13.Let them cool and serve.

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