2,5 tbsp baking powder ammonia (you can replace it with baking powder)
1/2 cup tea lukewarm milk
4 medium eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Grate 1 orange
1 kg of flour for all uses
2 egg yolks and 1 tbsp water for icing
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Add the sugar and butter (chopped) to the bowl of the mixer and mix for about 10-15 minutes, until the butter becomes creamy and fluffy.
Heat the milk until it is lukewarm, remove the pan from the heat, add the ammonia and beat until completely dissolved.
To the butter-sugar mixture, add the eggs one by one, while stirring. Add the vanilla extract, orange zest and milk and ammonia mixture and mix together. Add the flour little by little, stirring until the ingredients come together and the dough becomes soft and does not stick too much.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
Place the cookie dough on a clean work surface, cut into small pieces and form long strings. Form the cookies with your hands, giving them any shape you want.
Lay a large baking tray with oil paste and place the cookies leaving a little distance between them because they will swell a lot when baked.
In a small bowl place the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon water and beat with a fork. Brush the cookies and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until completely cooked and browned on the outside.