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Citrus Drop Cookies

 Citrus Drop Cookies
Shared by Grace Nevlis of Steubenville, Ohio, This recipe comes from a nursing home where she worked, so it makes a big batch. The cookie's delicate citrus flavor was loved by all.
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, orange juice and
  • peel. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually
  • add to creamed mixture and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in.
  • apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes
  • or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield:
  • about 8 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 109 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.