Buttery Orange Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Buttery Orange Sugar Cookies Recipe

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My husband's grandmother made a variety of cookies every year for her grandkids at Christmastime. She would box them up and give each child his or her own box. This crisp, orange flavored cookie is one of my favorites from her collection.—Heather McKillip, Aurora, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rye flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in orange peel and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk remaining ingredients; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Buttery Orange Sugar Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2014, p39

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Chargett User ID: 7747932 254643
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"Where in the world do you find rye flour and why is that kind necessary for a cookie??"

littlemimi User ID: 8784194 252204
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"These sound delicious. Do the balls flatten out when baking? I'm worried about having nice, crispy cookies."

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