Rye and orange cookies recipe

The Hale Groves Team

Cookies are little pieces of heaven in the mouth every time we bite into one. They are delicious, crispy, and nothing beats the thrill of biting into warm, freshly baked cookies.

Some health-conscious individuals may argue that cookies are bad for you. However, if you eat them in moderation and think of the good benefits they bring, you may agree that cookies are not the real monsters.

Cookies are good for your soul and mental well-being. The smell of just-out-of-the-oven cookies is enough to make you smile. The gooey dough and delicious taste are sure to warm your heart and help you feel good even when you’ve had a long day. Pair cookies with milk and they will remind you of childhood memories. What’s more, yummy cookies can help you make friends because their size or serving makes them easy to share. If you are still worried about your health, you don’t have to stick with chocolate. You can always bake a batch of vegan cookies, oatmeal and raisin cookies, or even fruity or nutty ones.

How to make Rye and orange cookies

Prep Time: 20 mins

Bake In: 10 mins

Yields: 35 servings


  • 50g butter
  • 125g rye flakes
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp plain flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp Hale Navel Orange zest, finely grated
  • A pinch of salt


  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Melt the butter and mix it with the rye flakes in a bowl. Stir in the sugar and eggs. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, orange zest and salt. Stir this into the rye mix.
  2. 2 Use two teaspoons to drop small mounds of the mixture on to a baking tray lined with baking parchment, spacing them out well. (You may have to bake these in batches.)

3 Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, then leave to cool a little before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. When cold, store in an airtight tin for up to three weeks.

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