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Mandarin Orange Polenta Biscuits | Bake to the roots

Mandarin Orange Polenta Biscuits

  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 14m
  • Total Time: 45m
  • Yield: 20
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: Great Britain


Delicious crunchy biscuits made with polenta and mandarin oranges – the perfect sweet treat for your afternoon tea or coffee :)


1/2 cup (120g) butter
3/4 cup (100g) confectioners’ sugar
2 tsp. mandarin orange zest (from organic orange)
1/3 cup (60g) polenta
1 1/4 cups (160g) all-purpose flour
2-3 tsp. sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside.
2. Add the butter, confectioners’ sugar, and mandarin orange zest to a large bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Add the polenta and flour and mix until just combined. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to a rectangle with a thickness of about 0.2 inches (5mm). Cut into 1.6×2.4 inches (4x6cm) rectangles and place those rectangles with some space in between on the prepared baking sheet (roll out the remaining dough again). Prick the biscuits several times with a fork and bake for about 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden in color. Take out of the oven and sprinkle with the sugar, let cool down a bit on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool down completely.


Enjoy baking!

Keywords: biscuits, cookies, mandarin orange, polenta, crunchy