As far as I can determine, these are an old British cookie. They certainly deserve to be better known. The name is very fitting, because they are like little buttery orange-flavored clouds. Thanks to my friend Kyra Effren, who bakes every day, for sharing her wonderful recipe.
Keep the cookies between sheets of wax paper in a tin or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.
Substitute lemon extract and zest for the orange extract and orange zest.
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