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Citrus Drop Cookies Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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 Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.